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Decorah to host a robotics competition at Decorah Middle School

Posted: Tue, Dec 4, 2018 8:56 AM
A few members of the Decorah Robotics Club: (Front row, left to right): Isaac Roberts and Henry Castro. (Back row, left to right): Megan Robinson, Zach Harper, Bryan Anderson and Isaac Fish

Decorah School District's robotics teams will host a robotics competition later this month.  Robotics teams from South Winneshiek, Aplington-Parkersburg, Mason City, Starmont, Wapsie Valley, Jesup, and the two Decorah teams will compete from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, December 15th, in the Decorah Middle School gymnasium.

In their 8th year, Decorah Robotics Club members participate in a program called "FIRST Tech Challenge."  Teams design, build and program an 18 x 18 x 18 inch robot that they can control in order to score as many points possible.  This year's Robotics competition is called "Rover Ruckus," based on the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon. The playing field this season includes two fake moon craters, moon "minerals" and a moon lander.

The Decorah Robotics club members participating in the competition include the junior/senior team of Bryan Anderson, Hayden Carlson, Henry Castro, Isaac Fish, Zach Harper, Thomas Hendrickson, Isaac Roberts, Megan Robinson, Kaj Spencer Berg, and Will Schwarz. The freshmen/sophomore team is comprised of Maxwell Devore, Ben Flack, Thomas Foster, Kolten Gossman, Jacob Leibold, and Matthew Smith.

The community is invited to attend.