NMC Sponsors LAHS Robotics Team
The New Mexico Consortium, one of the sponsors if the Los Alamos High School Robotics Team, is proud to announce that Los Alamos High School FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 4153 brought home a silver medal from the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Hub City Regional in Lubbock, Texas last weekend.
Team 4153’s robot, Richard Feynbot, is a 120-pound robot that can pick-up, catch, run-with, toss and shoot a large exercise ball at varying angles and speeds. It was designed, fabricated, programmed and tested in just six weeks by a team of 30 high school students working with 18 mentors from the local community.
The objective of the game was to advance a large exercise ball down the court and score as many goals as possible in a series of randomly-seeded 2.5-minute qualification matches. Bonus points were awarded for autonomous goals and “assists”, making sensing/programming and teamwork essential components for success. The top scoring teams at the end of qualification rounds chose permanent 3-team alliances that then advanced to the championship rounds.
Team 4153 will next compete April 3-5 at the Colorado Regional at the Daniel L. Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. The event is free and open to the public.