Warriors Partake in Robot Ruckus

Christian Slaton, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Susquehannock is sending students to compete at the First Tech Challenge (FTC) Rover Ruckus for the first time this year.

The FTC has a set amount of objectives that student robot creators will have to complete.

The challenge, released on Sept. 4, involves building a robot h that can pick up a circle ball and square object into their respective bins.

The tasks are performed in a pre-designed arena that stays the same each year.  

That may not sound too hard, but when these robot creators have to control their robot from afar, it becomes a lot more challenging.

While making a robot, the students have to do most of the work by themselves.

 The robotics teacher, James Rayburn, is only allowed to mentor.

“We are excited to try to get to regionals,” said Rayburn.

They have to get their first robot ready before their first skirmish on Jan. 5, 2019 at Penn State-York’s campus.

Rayburn mentors the Robowarriors. Photo by Christian Slaton

This is what the robots have to pick up. Photo by Christian Slaton

Currently, they are working on a model, so they can see what they need to build in the future.

FTC has over 30 million dollars in scholarship money that they give each year so that students who have a passion for making robots can continue on from high school.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Christian Slaton, reporter

Freshman Christian Slaton is a first year reporter for the Courier and is excited to write some stories. He likes to play baseball and watch football....

1 Comment

One Response to “Warriors Partake in Robot Ruckus”

  1. Donna Shelley on January 7th, 2019 8:00 pm

    The FTC team had a great day at their first competition in Oxford, PA on Jan. 6, 19

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Warriors Partake in Robot Ruckus

    Features

    Mental Health Day Kicks Off

  • Warriors Partake in Robot Ruckus

    Features

    Link Crew Says “Farewell” to Mrs. Ruppert

  • Warriors Partake in Robot Ruckus

    Features

    Sharkey to Study Abroad, Gets Exchange Students’ Advice

  • Warriors Partake in Robot Ruckus

    Features

    5 Great Alternatives to Senior Beach Week

  • Warriors Partake in Robot Ruckus

    Athletics

    Courier Chat with Record Setting Athlete Kenny Rhyne

  • Warriors Partake in Robot Ruckus

    Features

    Seniors Hope to Make an Impact in the Future

  • Warriors Partake in Robot Ruckus

    Features

    There is No Planet B

  • Warriors Partake in Robot Ruckus

    Features

    Annie Hebel Becomes a Leader in her Community

  • Warriors Partake in Robot Ruckus

    Features

    Time to Get Prepared for Prom

  • Warriors Partake in Robot Ruckus

    Features

    First Mental Health Fair to be Held

Navigate Right
The Student News Website of Susquehannock High School,   Glen Rock, Pennsylvania.
Warriors Partake in Robot Ruckus