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Campbell School Robotics Team Competes At BotFest at UMass-Lowell (Photos, Videos)

May 03, 2017 09:06PM ● By Bill Gilman

Members of the Campbell Elemtary School Robotics Team. (Courtesy photo)

(Editors note: The following information was submitted by Annette Romano of Campbell Elementary School.)
Science is not laking at the Campbell Elementary School. Second and third grade students at the Campbell Elementary have been working on their Lego Robots to take to the Botfest Competition to show off what they have been learning in school.
The Botfest was on Saturday, April 29,2017 at UMASS Lowell in the Costello Athletic Center.  Nine students from the team came to show off their Lego Robots. Mrs. Romano was able to get a grant through UMASS Lowell to buy six of the Lego We Do Robotic Kits and the PTO was able to fund another six so she could use them in her classroom and for an after school program to include students that are not in her classroom.
The students had to build their robot and then learn how to program it using a tablet. They have learned how to make them move forward and backward, talk and some have learned how to make it start and stop by using a sensor.
The students were able to adjust their designs to make them go faster and even make turns. They are continuing to learn the program and create more robots to see the different things they can make their robot do. 
The students were impressed with the larger robots in the Botfest and are looking forward to the day they can compete with their robots. 

Robotic team of Campbell Elementary School in Dracut.

Robotic team of Campbell Elementary School in Dracut.

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