ILHS Robotics Club Competitions Begin

ILHS Robotics Club Competitions Begin
Posted on 12/05/2019
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Indian Lake High School Robotics team members are ready to see how their designs "stack up" against other robots in the region.  
They've been prepping for the season with intense class and club practice ahead of heir first competition at OSU-Marion. 

Students who are enrolled in Ryan Stanford’s Robotics class during the day, also have the option to take part in the Robotics Club after school. They use VEX Robotics equipment to build industrial style robots that perform certain tasks required by the competition parameters. 
This year's task is called "Tower Takeover" and involves gathering and stacking colored blocks in designated areas in the arena. 
Senior Robotics Club member Cole Overbey is learning a lot about computer programming and planning ahead.  
"We have to think about how many blocks you can efficiently stack up before the other teams," he explains. "We're definitely honing problem solving skills because you run into a problem about every two minutes." 
Stanford says team members observed a similar nearby competition earlier this fall before finalizing the designs for their own robots. The teams will also have a number of other competitions in January and February.  
The ILHS Robotics class is supported by Honda Transmission Manufacturing, while the club is part of the Careers@ILHS 21st Century Grant.  
Club members this year are: Cade Carson, Derek Cline, Ethan Coppel, John Gambrel, Aliya McCoy, Cole Overbey, Austin Rowe and Caitlin Voss.