JH Robotics prepping for season

Photo courtesy of Jack Mullen

While many sports are in full swing at the beginning of school, the Junior High Robotics club has just began their preparation for the upcoming season. The team is sponsored by Ms. Janyl Igadna.

At robotics tournaments, members compete in a series of tasks to complete an overall task. The board they use is similar to a game board with different squares and lines.

The club builds certain robots to complete tasks such as: move a shark from one side of the square to the other or make a ball move from one end of the board to the other.

Robotics is mainly focused on the functionality of machines and robots, but engineering plays a vital role as well. The club finds themselves using the 3D printers quite often to improve the lives of others. In recent history, some members of the senior high robotics team created a 3d printed hand for a young boy without one.

This year, club members use robotics to affect both humans and animals. The theme for this year is animal allies. This subject allows for students to use 3D printers and other pieces of machinery to allow dogs to help humans.

Said Ms. Igadna, “Andrew Banks and Selby Ireland are two students that have already emerged as leaders. They broke out as leaders and shared their knowledge with others during Prep Preview as they took charge of showing robotics to many people who toured prep that day. I am eager to start our season with our first tournament in December. I feel that the team has great talent and love for robotics.”

The robotics team meets on Tuesdays from 4-5 P.M. If you are interested in using cool machinery and robots, please email Ms. Igadna at [email protected] or swing by room 211.