Buan, Grant Lesley, Alex Peters, Josh Lovell, Anna Buan, Madeline Lund, Jayden
Fu, Ella Nelson, Ben Hartman, Porter Leigh, Zoe Wareman, Joe Buan
Thompson Tigers Robotics Team qualified for the FIRST Lego League State
Championships on Saturday, December 17th.
They also won the esteemed Core Value Award, which is awarded to the
team demonstrating inspiration, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.
In preparation for
competition, teams build and program a robot to perform specific missions. They also must identify a real world problem,
conduct research, and present a solution.
This year’s theme was Animal Allies, and the team focused on search
dogs. For part of their research, they
visited with Deputy Flanders and Taz, a K9 team from the Kendall County
Sheriff’s Office. The team also got to
participate in search and rescue training with Bill Bailey, Rebel, and the
Wilmington ESDA and Kendall County Search and Rescue Teams. They identified overheating as a major issue
for the dogs and created a prototype for a cooling harness with small fans.
The Illinois State
Championship will take place in January 2017.
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