Robotics Teams--The WiredCats
At the NC FIRST Lego League State Championships in Greensboro on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 the Wiredcats Green team won the 2nd place Innovative Solution Award trophy for their engineering research project. Wiredcats Green team also had the 5th highest robot game score of the 60 teams with 410 points. Wiredcats Blue had the 8th highest robot game score with 405 points. At the tournament, teams were judged on their engineering research project, core values (team building exercises), robot design, and their performance in a robot game competition.
This is the first year that one of our teams has brought home a trophy from the NCFLL State Championships, as well as the first year that both of our teams have finished among the top eight in the robot game competition. This is also the fourth year in a row that both of our teams have qualified for the state tournament. Congratulations to our Wiredcats!
Wiredcats Blue Team members:
Wiredcats Green Team members:
After our FIRST Lego League season ends in the spring, the teams’ robotics equipment benefits up to 400 students when it is used in the Saint Peter art classes. In K-5 th grade art classes, our whole class robotics unit with one robot per 3 or 4 students provides an opportunity to learn age-appropriate programming while working to accomplish fun goals. A robotics unit is an option for 6-8 th graders in art class. Robotic design and programming are part of the applied art of engineering, which involves math, design, science, and technology. Students learn how the numbers, words, and symbols in their programs affect the movements of their robots, which are essentially mobile sculptures. When creating robotic structures, students are designing with a goal in mind.
For photos and articles about the 2018-19 season, click here.