Maple Ridge robotics team wins prestigious award

June 22, 2024

By Colleen Flanagan, The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News

If you ask anyone on the ThunderTech Robotics team what the coolest feature of their latest robotic build is, they will tell you that it is more powerful than a Ford F-150. 

And, for their efforts, this team of students with representatives from each grade at Thomas Haney Secondary School have won a prestigious award for building the robot for the First Robotics Competition, an international robotics competition that took place from Feb. 28 to March 2, in Victoria, B.C.

The game is new every year, and there are 200 pages of rules, which they have to abide by.

“And for every game, we have to build our own robot, reprogrammed,” said Grade 12 student Daniil Batishchev. Although, he added, they are able to reuse parts from previous years.

The rules are released in January and they have two months to do everything. 

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