Indiana's only elementary school robotics league had its 2nd competition

The only elementary school robotics league in the state had its second of four competitions Friday.

Posted: Dec 15, 2018 12:33 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The only elementary school robotics league in the state had its second of four competitions Friday.


More than 20 teams from nine different schools competed at Burnett Creek Elementary.


The robots rack up points by stacking or moving objects into the scoring zones.


Kids build and maneuver the robots.


Each robot has specific requirements and must be inspected prior to the competition.


The matches last one minute and scores are tallied by middle school referees.


One student in his third year in the program says he is always striving to do better.

"We noticed that we really couldn't get the yellow hub on the high score yellow hub on top of the structure, so I decided that we probably needed to make something, so I built this and now we call our robot the unicorn," said fifth-grader Owen Broadstreet. >

Delphi had three teams in the competition. Klondike had five teams and the farthest team away, Westfield, had three teams represented.

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