Lawn stu­dents cap­ture ro­bot­ics gold

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial - ST. JOHN’S, N.L. Sub­mit­ted by Zelda Clarke

The Holy Name of Mary Academy Mus­tang Me­gabots from Lawn cap­tured first place at the F.I.R.S.T Lego League (FLL) Ro­bot­ics Com­pe­ti­tion in St. John’s Satur­day, Nov. 24.

Six­teen teams from the province par­tic­i­pated in the com­pe­ti­tion. The theme this year was “Into Or­bit.”

Each team had to pre­pare a project in which they had to come up with a prob­lem astro­nauts face and then find a so­lu­tion for the prob­lem.

The ti­tle of the Me­gabots project was “Stressed Out.” They searched things that cause astro­nauts to be stressed and de­cided to cre­ate a video astro­nauts could take with them in space to help them re­lax.

This video in­cludes things such as yoga, med­i­ta­tion, deep breath­ing and mind­ful­ness. The judges were im­pressed with the project and thought it was an in­no­va­tive idea.

Another por­tion of the com­pe­ti­tion is to pro­gram a robot to com­plete mis­sions. The Mus­tang Me­gabots were able to pro­gram six of these mis­sions. Dur­ing the day each team gets five heats in which they must try to ac­cu­mu­late the most points in a time limit of two and a half min­utes.

The Me­gabots have been work­ing hard over the past three months and all their hard work paid off.

They worked suc­cess­fully as a team us­ing the FLL core val­ues of gra­cious pro­fes­sion­al­ism and co­op­er­a­tion and took home gold. The Mus­tang Me­gabots have made both their school and com­mu­nity proud.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.