Build season for FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – robotics team 696 from Clark Magnet High School has drawn to a close. The robot had to be finished, bagged and ready to go by Tuesday, meaning that students would not be allowed to work on the robot or make any changes.
During the six-week build season, the team attended two science fairs at Lincoln and Mountain Avenue elementary schools. They demonstrated last year’s robot, Snapdragon, to the group of excited kids who eagerly interacted with the robot.
Team 696, the FIRST robotics team at Clark Magnet High School, involves hard working and enthusiastic students who are devoted to creating robots for the purpose of spreading awareness of science and technology-based education and competes in FIRST robotics competitions.
This year’s game is called Recycle Rush, in which teams must build robots that can pick up boxes and green recycling containers, stack them, and place a swimming pool noodle inside the recycling bin. Team 696, The Circuit Breakers, have been spending many late nights working tirelessly to meet all the deadlines they have set for themselves, as well as the ultimate deadline: bag day. They will be attending two regional competitions this season: Los Angeles Regional on March 11- 14 and the Ventura Regional on March 26-29. Team 696 is looking forward to a successful season.
Contributed by Anna PARSAMYAN