Looking for some high-tech excitement this weekend? Come to West Valley’s Maverik Center and watch Tooele County’s high-school-age robotics team compete with 47 other teams from Canada to New Mexico for the opportunity to go to the FRC National Championship in St. Louis next month. The competition this year is to create robots that will work as a team to throw, roll or bounce a fitness ball into the endzone, while avoiding the opposing team’s ‘bots and ball, scoring the most goals and points in two minutes. This year’s team has put together a powerful and robust contender, and the team is excited to put it to the test! The event is free to the public and more information is available at www.utfrc.utah.edu.
Sponsored by the State of Utah, TATC, Transcript-Bulletin, Home Depot, and Little Caesar’s, this year’s FRC Team 4348 is headed by President Dylan Carr, with Alex Butler, Josh Butler, Andrew Chamberlain, Jacki Colby, Matt Conover, Ethan Hawk, Gage Hope, Anona Hope, Matt Houze, and Josh Pomeroy. Next year, it could be you, since the team is always looking for new members and mentors. Come learn not only how to design and build robots, but also program and operate them, as well as make friends and opportunities for life. Prior experience not required, but a willingness to have fun is! Contact FRCTeam4348@gmail.com to get in on the action.