Engineering Design Class will Compete in Xtreme BOTS Competition Nov. 5

An exciting competition is about to unfold in the STEM world of robotics. TC’s Engineering Design Class, led by instructor Blair Jackson, will compete at the Nutter Center on Saturday, November 5, 9 AM to 4 PM in the Xtreme BOTS competition, a matchup of the area’s brightest engineering and robotics students.

This competition promises to be metal grinding, sparks flying, robot smashing fun for the whole family! (See video links of past competitions below.)

Our students have been working hard to prepare for this competition—which means designing the robot using their CAD skills and then building a competitive robot for high-level competition.
— Teacher and Xtreme BOTS coach, Blair Jackson

“Over the last few months, the class has been developing and applying skills needed to build a competitive robot,” said Mr. Jackson. “Laserfab Technologies in Sidney, Ohio, is helping us by cutting and forming the sheet metal parts that the class has designed.”

The class has been assembling and testing the robot in the STEAM lab.

Engineering Design Class students learn to collaborate and work together.

Engineering Design Class students learn to collaborate and work together.

The Xtreme BOTS competition is open to the public. This is a great way to help younger students catch a vision for how exciting the fields of engineering and robotic can be.

According to the Nutter Center’s event page, there will be hand's on activities for attendees. “Join us for Xtreme BOTS battles and Ohio's only Xtreme 3D printing challenge! This family friendly event has something for everyone to get excited about including many hands-on STEM activities for all ages. No pre-registration required for middle school 3D students - this event is open to all. Meet team Moebius as seen on the hit TV show Battlebots, build some mini bots of your own, and fly in an F-16 simulator.”

Admission is free to the event, but a $5 donation is appreciated. For more information, click here: http://tinyurl.com/XtremeBots2016

“If you are available on Nov. 5 come and cheer us on,” said Mr. Jackson.

To watch exciting video footage of Xtreme BOTS competitions from previous years, click on the links below: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq9UTrfUHs8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt-aLTS5a0k

 

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