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Our Teen Center members recently finished up their Robotics Program. Members that participated in this program learned troubleshooting, problem-solving, and working as a team. During the 8-week program, members learned how to build robots with a set of basic instructions. They learned how motors work, how to program the robot, how sensors and gear systems functioned. After members completed the base robot, they were tasked with the opportunity to make modifications and adjustments for their upcoming competition.

After the Robotics Program finished up, members participated in a competition. Teens were tasked with picking up different objects and dropping them into a point bucket within a certain amount of time. Different sized objects had different points. The team with the most points at the end of their 5-minute limit would win! The competition was a success, and the members learned a lot from this program.

The competition was held at Liberty Elementary, one of our summer club sites. Elementary members were given the opportunity to watch the competition and cheer on teams. Our elementary club members decided on learning early on about the program to build stadiums and towers out of Legos to make the competition arena feel more official. After the competition, the teens were able to show the younger members their robots and even let them try them out. Congrats teens on all of your hard work and dedication!

Jaime and Irvin both said, “We are excited to be a part of this fun program.” After this competition, our teens thought it would be a great idea to help run this program and mentor the elementary members at the Perry Elementary in the fall! Follow us on Facebook for updates on the Robotics program.

Check out all of the images from the competition here!

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