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Medical Lake students construct custom machines

Students use programming and engineering in robotics lab


Al Stover

Sebastian Cochran makes some adjustments to his vehicle, nicknamed "The Spider," as STEM Elementary coach Marci Dayton watches.

Robots were the theme for the March 22 STEM Lab at Hallett Elementary.

Students and their parents assembled small machines from Lego Mindstorm NXT kits.

Once they were finished constructing their robots, students went to the computer lab and programed different noises and commands into their machines.

STEM elementary coach Marci Dayton said this robotics lab was an extension of activities she was doing in the STEM after-school program , as well as the lab she held in the fall.

Dayton encouraged students to deviate from the manuals and make their own variations to their robots. Student S...

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