Tuesday, March 22, 2011

FIRST Robotics Takes State

Team Mean Machine dominated the competition in Seattle over the weekend winning eight of nine matches.

The FIRST Robotics Team 2471 (a.k.a. Team Mean Machine) reigned over the competition  last weekend at the FIRST Robotics Regional in Seattle. They won eight of nine matches which ranked the team in first place throughout the event. This win will take them to the FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis at the end of April.

The Mean Machine team consists of students from four area high schools: Camas, Hayes Freedom, Washougal and Hockinson.

If you can't make it to St. Louis next month and want to witness the spectacle that is a robotics competition, you have the chance to watch the team, and their mean machine, strut their stuff at the Portland Regional Competition this weekend. They will be at the Memorial Coliseum on both Friday and Saturday (3/25 - 3/26) from about 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. You won't be disappointed!

They also were awarded by the judges the industrial design for engineering award sponsored by General Motors which "celebrates form and function in an efficiently designed machine that effectively achieves the game challenge." If you seen any of our FIRST Robotics team members, be sure to congratulate them!