Tough competition during FIRST Robotics final

A Lego robot moves stones across a table. Two robots faced off while moving and lifting different objects across the “space-table” for points. The robots also had avoid small obstacles in order to not lose points.

Photo by Aaron Ricca.

A Lego robot moves stones across a table. Two robots faced off while moving and lifting different objects across the “space-table” for points. The robots also had avoid small obstacles in order to not lose points.

KINGMAN – The competition was fierce, but fun.

After a week of learning to program and build Lego robots, as well as conducting research and building friendships, 40 third- through eighth-grade students put their skills to the test during the final trials of the 2017 FIRST Lego League Lego Camp at Kingman High School Friday. 

Kingman FIRST Robotics Team 60 coaches and high school science teachers Celeste Lucier and Jody Schanaman, along with Team 60 student mentors, watched, learned, advised and cheered the various teams on as they and their Lego robots scrambled to lift, shift and move random Lego parts across a “space-table” during coordinated exercises for points.

They’ll also conducted research to identify real world problems, learning how to create innovative solutions and create a presentation to share their findings.