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Robotics Invitational Tournament
by Gary Harmon
Oct 27, 2012 | 3984 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Photo by Gary Harmon. Andrew Morris and Patrick Scotland check the wiring on their robot.
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Saturday the Museum of Aviation's Starbase Robins hosted the fourth annual Georgia Robotics Invitational Tournament and Showcase (GRITS).

Teams from high schools throughout the Southeast competed.

Members from Houston County High Schools combined their knowledge to compete in this competition also.

The first Saturday in January the Houston County team traveled to Georgia Tech and were told what the game would be.

This years game was similar to basketball and was played on a 27x54 field with two teams of three alliances competing.

The robots are controlled by team members that line the robots up to shoot a basketball at three different goal levels for points and extra points can be earned by balancing the robot on a bridge that is centered on the field.

It is the students responsibility to plan, design, and test the robot.

The Houston County team uses four mentors from RAFB along with four teachers from the Houston County School system.

Teacher Jimmy Fouts said, "We monitor everything the students do. We make sure it is safe for them. We teach them to solder, how to use a saw, and how to program the robot."
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