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S.A.I.L. Students Build Robot for Competition

By: Jill Chandler Email
By: Jill Chandler Email

Students at S.A.I.L. high school are putting in countless hours on a robotics project.

They made the robot on their own with the help of their teacher, in preparation for a national competition in Orlando.

All of the participating schools are given the same kit. They have six weeks to build a robot, and then they ship it on this coming Monday.

The project gives students a chance to use what they learn in the books and apply it to real life situations.

Jasun Burdick teaches at S.A.I.L. He has been working with the students throughout the six week process. He said, "Now they're to the ability where they know everything, they know where the batteries load. We've been through the gear calculations, so they definitely learned. They could fix any car, worked with all sorts of tools. They've definitely come a long way in this process."

The robots in the competition will have to transport inner-tubes across a football field.

S.A.I.L. students will be competing against more than 60 teams in the regional competition in Orlando on March 10th.


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