November 27, 2019
The Middle School Robotics Club traveled to Lansdale, PA on Saturday, November 23 for a Southern New Jersey LEGO League scrimmage. Fifty teams of ten students from across the region participated in a series of STEM challenges involving design and robotics. The Foxes earned 175, 240, 225, 235, and 215 across five events (out of 300 points each) – the Club’s “best day ever,” according to adviser Brooke Smith.
One of the day’s cornerstone challenges was The Robot Game, which requires students to present LEGO robots that can complete various tasks (such as following a track or moving objects) under time restrictions. Club members have been programming and designing their own robots since the start of the school year to prepare for this challenge.
The Research Presentation challenge asks students to develop creative solutions to engineering queries. For this component of the day, the MFS Robotics Club presented ideas related to the ongoing playground re-envisioning project, including models made from LEGO bricks.
Club members will now program and refine their robots for a regional competition in February.