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Robo Rally 3.0 was a great evening highlighting the work of the ECHS Robotics Class over this year’s second semester.

The spotlight shone bright on “Robo Arena” as 6 robot teams duked it out for the much coveted “Golden Sprocket” award. Students from Eastern Christian High School’s Robotics class actually have this class as their final exam. They learn to code, build a robot that can execute functions on command, and train to compete in the much loved event. We invite the entire EC community and friends to come and witness the fun.

This year, Robo Rally was inspired by Mario Kart’s “Battle Mode” where each cart’s starts with 3 attached balloons that opponents try to pop. Robots could score points by popping opponent’s balloons or by racing to be the first bot to touch a specified cone as determined by audience random dice roll. 

6 EC teams competed in a double-elimination tournament. The top two teams competed in a winner-take-all head-to-head match. In the end, it was Robot “Underdog” piloted by Massimo Chen and Rylan de Waal Malefyt that took home the Golden Sprocket. 

Thanks to Robotics Teacher Mr. Tim Steen for organizing the event.  And thanks to all who came out to support this amazing event! The crowd was awesome. We already can’t wait for the next edition in January, 2020!

 

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