Students ready for CVTC robot competition

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- This year's Chippewa Valley Technical College Manufacturing Show will feature a new event this week, the Vex IQ Challenge. Since the start of the school year, four area schools have been building vex robots, and now it's time for competition. Students will race to see whose robot can pick up little rings the fastest, and then drop them on their designated post. Menomonie, Durand, Greenwood, and Owen-Withee will compete against each other.

It's not an easy challenge, and preparing for it is giving students a serious dose of technology education.

Andrew Kott, Mobile Manufacturing Lab Technician at CVTC, said, "They are learning how to not only assemble these components together, but also understanding how the robot brain works with the sensors and the motors. They're also learning technique and how to program the robot as well."

You can watch this competition for yourself. It's happening at CVTC's Gateway Campus Thursday, March 1st from 5-7 pm.

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