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Oregon Robotics Champions

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Christian Hahn has been competing with the Lake Oswego Robotics FTC (First Tech Challenge) team this year. Recently, the team advanced from the Oregon State Championship to the West Super Regionals (US Championship), where they will be competing for the chance to be one of the twelve teams representing the U.S. in international competition.

What an honor it would be for Westside to have a representative at the World Championships!

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Lake Oswego Robotics Team

 

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Building cool stuff!

Physics: Robot Battles

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Today, the AP Physics and Conceptual Physics classes competed in a VEX Robotics competition. The object of the game is to move different shaped objects with a robot and place them in your opponent’s area. Different shapes earn different point totals.

Each team spends approximately a week devising strategy on how they want to score points, a conceptual phase. Next, each team translate their “product strategy” into a robotics design with the correct mix of functionality. At least one part of their robot is designed from scratch, modeled in CAD and printed on a 3D printer.

The project teaches students the basics steps in product development and culminates in a fun-filled competition that tests their design strategies.

Let the games begin!

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The robot’s playing field

 

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The “Destroyer”

 

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James Gardner on the controls

 

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Up, over, and in!

 

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Robot stalemate