'Tis season for robotics


As winter approaches so does competition season for Bettendorf High School’s robotics team.

Perhaps not as well advertised as Bettendorf’s other teams but nevertheless important, the team of seven has taken the issue into its own hands.

With the use of the UBett Robotics account, the team has tracked its progress throughout the season and entertained at the same time.

With the documentation of their weight lifting for their “rigorous” competitions and a video introducing all of the teammates, it is clear there will be no shortcuts in the PR department.

First year robotics participant and the team’s only female Madison Garnica said, “I would encourage people to get join robotics because it's a good way to get involved and build team skills.”

With two meets under its belt, the team is hoping to qualify for state this year.

The team’s competitions are held on Saturdays, and the members would appreciate more support from the students.

Justin Nock, who enjoys robotics because of his interest in engineering, said, “People should definitely come out and watch us! They might want to research a little bit about how the competitions work before though cause otherwise it might be boring.”

If you are interested in learning about the competition rules and objectives be sure to look at FTC’s or First Tech Challenge’s website for more information.

The team’s next competition is Jan. 7 at Arconic, previously known as Alcoa.

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