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The 2014 Hackbot incorporates several student designed 3-d printed parts. If you are interested in 3d printing and want to see our 3d printed parts on the robot, please email email@example.com.
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The historic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade got something of a 21st century update this year. The unofficial kickoff to the holiday season was launched not by a New York City official or rosy-cheeked reveler — but by a robot instead.
Named "SONIC," the robot was devised by students from The Woodlands High School in Texas. Some 35 of them, all members of a local robotics... more...
On the same day Michigan State University did battle in football with the University of Notre Dame, another game was unfolding at Kettering University in Flint. With the focus of a quarterback at the line, senior Ben Slade of International Technical Academy in Pontiac hoped that a complex play would go as designed. The challenge: Construct a self-guided robot using designated gears, software and assorted framework that would accurately... more...
On the heels of two successful regional events, the Farmington Public Schools HackBots are competing this weekend in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) state robotics tournament.
First round matches at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center in Ypsilanti started Thursday, with preliminary rounds all day Friday and Saturday morning. Finals are scheduled for 1:30 p.m... more...
FIRST: Breaking the Mold
Girl power, indeed.Members of Farmington Public Schools HackBots showed off their high-tech skills — and had fun doing so — in the first-ever, all-girl robotics competition at Bloomfield Hills High School Nov. 16.
The day-long event brought together several teams to face off in a robotic frisbee tossing contest, reprising last spring’s competition. But this time it was “no boys allowed.”
“I love it because it’s an opportun... more...
With a quarter finals finish in Saturday's Michigan championships, the Farmington Public Schools HackBots robotics team qualified to attend the FIRST Robotics World Championship tournament, held April 24-28 in St. Louis.
The team, which also won the state championship spirit award, needs help to raise more than $12,000 in trip costs. Lawn signs may be obtained for a minimum $15 donation at the Farmington High School or North Farmington High... more...
2013 FRC Challenge - Ultimate Ascent
i.am.FIRST: Science is Rock and Roll
A team of Farmington Schools students gathered Tuesday morning around a laptop set up in the gymnasium at Farmington High School, watching closely as the robot they created made its way across the floor.
The HackBots robotics team put the finishing touches on their entry in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics district competition, held March 8-9 at Waterford Mott High School... more...
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