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Alva Robotics Team gets underway with Heartland BEST contest


September 24, 2017

Technic Gold team members Kaden Lambert and Mason Orcutt present a Lego concept for the water shooter and body of the robot.

Technic Gold, this year's Alva Robotics Team, attended last Saturday's Heartland BEST Kickoff Day and officially started their participation in the six-week long contest. The Heartland BEST team revealed the game for this year: Crossfire – Fire and Rescue, in which the robots competing will need to rescue a mannequin (made from pieces of PVC), remove "hazardous chemicals" (paint cans with golf balls inside), and put out the "fire" (stacks of Solo cups) using practice golf balls. Technic Gold members had the opportunity to walk onto a portion of the game field and interact with the various...

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