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Hanger 84 levels up to second robotics competition

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Hanger 84 Robotics Team make last repairs on their robot for a competition in El Paso this weekend. The club had a send off party at University High School on Friday morning. (Alison Penn Photo)

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For the second year, Hanger 84 Robotics Team 7271, made up of around 20 students from Early College and University High schools, takes on a global challenge know as Destination: Deep Space presented by the Boeing Company.

As part of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, high school students are challenged to design and build a functioning robot that can grab a ball and place it in a target. This target then needs to be secured by a disk that the robot has to place.

This robotics team has many sections contributing to making the process smooth and less stressful. There are teams for building/design, programming team, manual and business.

The building team designs, wires and builds this robot, while the programming team creates the software for the robot to work for the beginning of the competition.

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The manual team ensures the robotics club is following the competition’s rules and measurements for the robot materials.

The function of the business team is to fundraise, organize and work on social media aspects to gain financial support to go to the El Paso and Amarillo, Texas, competitions.

The El Paso competition began Friday and continues through today. The Amarillo competition will take place from March 7 to 9.

To support Hanger 84 Robotics or for more information, the club can be emailed at hanger84robotics@gmail.com.

Business team members Arlet Gleason, 15, and Joselyne Gadsden, 14, provided this article to the Daily Record.

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