Sixth-grade robotics club take first place in robotics tournament


January 17, 2019

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

The Mitkof Middle School sixth-grade robotics team from left to right: Adrian Ducat, Isaac Litster, Cayden Turland, Sean Toth and Elias Ward. Not pictured: Andre Pena Montgomery

The sixth-grade students in the Mitkof Middle School's robotics club competed in an online tournament on Saturday against 10 other schools in Alaska and took first place.

In the Lego Into Orbit Tournament, the team completed missions with a robot they programmed themselves. The missions took place on a large table that was filmed and broadcast to the other schools. Made out of Legos and featuring a small computer, the robot rolled across the table and completed such tasks as turning a mechanism that measured the distance it turned and bringing a hammer down on a lever that shot an object u...

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