Lego ex­perts coded, ready

Central Otago Mirror - - COMMUNITY COOKBOOK -

A pint-sized team of Queen­stown lego ro­bot­ics ex­perts are set to take on the best ro­bot builders in the coun­try when they com­pete in the Kiwi First Lego League Cham­pi­onship.

The pri­mary school quar­tet fea­tur­ing Jack­son Lines and Noah Green, both 10, of Re­mark­ables Pri­mary, Tigne Roberts, 10, of Ar­row­town, and Christiane McLeod, 12, of St Joseph’s, will line up against dozens of other teams in Auck­land on Septem­ber 3.

Fundrais­ing or­gan­iser and mum of Tigne, Haylee Roberts, said the chil­dren were ‘‘just so pas­sion­ate’’ about ro­bot­ics.

‘‘For these kids, this has been a fit. The kids want to be engi­neers,’’ she said.

Dubbed RoboS­torm­ers, the team will have to build lego ro­bots and code them to com­plete 23 chal­lenges.

Tasks could in­volve a lego ro­bot they built get­ting it­self to a cer­tain point and pick­ing up a can of drink, she said.

Win­ning the com­pe­ti­tion would give the RoboS­torm­ers a chance to com­pete in the global event run by NASA in Florida later in the year.

Queen­stown RoboS­torm­ers, from left, Jack­son Lines, Tigne Roberts, Noah Green and Christiane McLeod.

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