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North Charleston HS Engineering Students Design and Build Practice Space for Underwater Robotics Team

Mr. Justin Johnson leads the North Charleston Project Lead the Way pre-engineering program and serves as the adviser for his school’s SeaPerch underwater robotics competition team.

After his students finished 2nd in the SeaPerch competition last year, the team discussed what they could do to come home with the trophy this year.

“They decided they needed their own practice pool right on campus, so they could have plenty of practice time with their robots and work out all the kinks”, said Mr. Johnson.

With the support of school leadership and careful planning, the students successfully designed and built their own training pool just behind the school this semester. The students designed the fence that surrounds the pool and hammered the wood in to place. They even designed a truss system for a roof, but decided not use a pool cover instead. They installed the pool walls and the supporting brackets, and painted the fence North Charleston High School blue.

The project-based learning experience incorporated math, engineering and structural design standards. “The students learned the spacing of each stud in the wall needed to account for the actual width of each two by four”, added Mr. Johnson.NCHS SeaPerch

“The students have a ton of pride in this practice space. They will be well prepared for their competition in March, and take away some important life skills from the fence and pool construction project”, said Mr. Johnson.

Watch Mr. Johnson’s pre-engineering students utilizing their new practice space in these videos:

 

UPDATE:

Channel 4 News will soon run a story on the North Charleston High School SeaPerch Robotics Team!

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West Ashley HS Robotics Success Continues in Preparation for VEX National Competition

The West Ashley Robotics team continues to enjoy a successful season of competitions.

Just before winter break, they finished in 2nd place and 3rd place in a regional event and earned their very first Excellence Award. “This is the highest possible award that they give out at the robotics competitions” said Mr. Holmes.

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The team is enjoying competing close to home while they prepare for the VEX Nationals in Iowa in April.

To support the team’s trip to nationals, please visit this GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/westashleyrobotics

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Wando Advanced Robotics Earns General Motors Industrial Design Award at FRC Regional

Wando Advanced Robotics (WAR) performed beautifully at the FRC North Carolina Regional!FIRST_Robotics_Competition_(logo)

The WAR team was recognized for its commitment to safety and earned (for the second year in a row) the FRC Safety Pin!

Even better, WAR finished fifth overall out of fifty-five Atlantic coast teams after being seeded sixth at the end of the qualifying rounds.

But best of all, this talented and dedicated group of Wando students won the prestigious General Motors Industrial Design Award for most efficient, elegant, and robust robot!  This coveted award is a tribute to the hard work and ingenuity of the students and  STEM teachers of Wando and their dedicated professional mentors.

Wando Advanced Robotics is supported by Bosch, SAIC, NDEP-SPAWAR, Coca-Cola, Boeing, Blackbaud, CCSD, Leidos, Wando High School, SolidWorks, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

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Student and mentor show off the General Motors Industrial Design Award.

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Students respond to FRC judges’ questions about the robot’s design.

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WAR’s Lead Build Student holds the award he helped win.

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WAR’s Drive Team waits in queue for their next match.
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Team photo at the end of competition (not all students and mentors could attend this second regional).
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Hands-on Learning for R. B. Stall’s First Robotics Team 4243

The R. B. Stall High School First Robotics Team 4243 adviser Kimberly Pickett
shared the following pictures from this year so far:

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This years Team 4243 outside of Boeing during our Parent Night

 Students brainstorming this year’s First Robotics Challenge: “Recycle Rush”
and using K’nex to model Robot ideas and presenting them.

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Student Designed Sketch and Decision Matrix of this years Robot

 

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Student and Mentor working on the build!

 Best of luck to Team 4243 from R. B. Stall High School
in their continued preparations for First Robotics Competition!