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SciBorgs finish robot prior to competition


February 28, 2019

the Sciborgs team

The members of the Sciborgs team take a photo break with their newly completed robot which remains under wraps in a bag. The team, made up of students from around the county, finished the robot Feb. 19 and will begin competition March 14-15 at the SunDome in Yakima.

Robotics season is back as the SciBorgs, a multi-school team, finished their robot by the Feb. 19 deadline prior to their first competition round.

The 4H team competes in the F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) series.

With team members from all around the Palouse, the Sciborgs' precursor to competition began Jan. 5 with the unveiling of this year's challenge, "Destination Deep Space," presented by Boeing. Teams then had eight weeks to build a robot to complete tasks such as placing balls and disks into slots and climbing a platform on an arena game field...

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