Tigertronics Prepping for Two Upcoming Robotic Competitions
3/11/2014 (Updated 11:06:20 PM)Picking up a ball and throwing it through a hoop might not sound like the most challenging thing, but how about building and programming a robot to do it for you?
High Schoolers from both Union-Endicott and Vestal are part of the Tigertronics team that is preparing to compete in the "first robotics competition".
They had their robot on display Tuesday at Union Endicott High School.
The machine is programmed to pick up a 24-inch three-and-a-half pound ball and throw it through a goal, competing against other robots.
A student tells us, it wasn't easy:
"Coming up with a solid design at first and then just trying to get everything working together in one big functioning robot. It's just the whole integration process and all of our different parts of our robots takes probably about half the time of our build season," said Brandon Osterhout a programmer for the Tigertronics.
Tigertronics is competing in two competitions this spring in hopes of qualifying for national competition.
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