Ring It Up

The robots are coming and they’re taking over Pace. On January 27, robots will battle it out in a game of Ring It Up as Seidenberg hosts the FIRST Tech Robotics Tournament on the PLV Campus. Now that’s what we call ringing in the new year.

It’s a robot revolution on the PLV Campus this weekend as high school students bring their homemade robots out to compete at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Championship Tournament on January 27 at the Goldstein Fitness Center on the PLV Campus.

Students in FTC design and build a robot using aluminum, polycarbonate, motors and servos, sensors, and a variety of other materials, and then put their robot to the test in a challenge. This year’s challenge, Ring It Up, will feature teams completing various tasks, including participating in a game where robots score points by placing plastic rings onto pegs on the center rack in autonomous and driver-controlled rounds.

This year, 36 teams of future scientists and engineers will bring their brains and their bots out for a morning of challenges in hopes to qualify for the World Championship to be held in St. Louis in April.

This event is free and open to the public. Check out the promo video for this year’s tournament on YouTube.