And the mak­ing’ of a robot be­gins

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER -

Wil­liam Nei­decker-Gon­za­les, a fresh­men at the District’s School With­out­Walls, takes part in the launch of the third an­nual FIRST Ro­bot­ics Com­pe­ti­tion. On Satur­day, teams gath­ered at McKin­ley Tech­nol­o­gyHigh School in the District to re­ceive robot kits and some guid­ance on build­ing ro­bots in prepa­ra­tion for a re­gional com­pe­ti­tion in March, fol­lowed by a cham­pi­onship round in St. Louis in April. Nearly 60 teams from 10 states, the District, Puerto Rico and Brazil are ex­pected to com­pete in the Washington re­gional event.

MARVIN JOSEPH/THE WASHINGTON POST

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