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Shiloh Robotics Team Goes Undefeated


One group of high school boys at Shiloh Christian School is making a name for themselves very quickly...

And it's all through robotics.

Hunter, Nicholas, and Elliot make up the very first robotics team at Shiloh.

They built this basic robot in December.

They competed in the Wyoming State Robotics Championship in February where they went undefeated throughout the entire tournament.

Here's how their game works...

"You have to pick up little two inch by two inch cubic blocks and you have to raise them up and put them in a basket and so we have a system here just to pick them up, to hold them in there so we can dump, scoop them up, move them up. That's how you score. You score points," says Hunter Aus, Nicholas Reynolds, & Elliot Stone, Robotics Team.

Their performance qualified the team for a super regional meet in California this month.

They'll compete against 72 different teams.

Their coach Bruce Vadnais says they're pretty much ready to go and only changed a few parts to make it more durable.

He says building this robot teaches the students to solve problems in a physical way.

"Quite a bit of computer programming that goes into this particular process as well. And then strategies for how to compete as well because it is a competition. It involves some strategies as well and so problem solving all of that together and the fact that they were just able to get along with each other for a lot of hours," says Bruce Vadnais, Shiloh HS Chemistry & Physics Teacher.

Vadnais says each of the students spent close to 200 hours of their time building the robot.

The California Super Regional meet will be March 20 through the 22nd.

We'll look forward to hearing how they do.

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