February 14, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 43

Students build a better robot at MLHS

The competitive spirit is heating up for the robotics club at Medical Lake High School.

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James Eik
Some of the robotics club members and mentor Dennis Schweikhardt watch their robot take a test run around the high school shop.

Students in the club are building a robot to compete in the FIRST Robotics competition April 3 at Eastern Washington University. Their task is to build a robot that can perform one of two tasks. This year, students’ robots can either throw a Frisbee through different slots or climb a pyramid made of PVC pipes. Their creation can receive extra points if it can perform both tasks. Each year is never the same, with a different task being unveiled annually.

Medical Lake’s club is split into two departm...

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