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September 24, 2018

Central Square Middle School Goes The Distance With Robotics


Central Square Middle School students were charged with excitement as they got to cheer on their classmates at a recent robotics demonstration held in the school’s technology classroom.

Student Alyssa Bardon makes some last-minute adjustments before her team’s robotic demonstration. Jerome Devendorf’s class recently held a robotics demonstration to show what they have learned in technology class.

Student Alyssa Bardon makes some last-minute adjustments before her team’s robotic demonstration. Jerome Devendorf’s class recently held a robotics demonstration to show what they have learned in technology class.

Students in Jerome Devendorf’s eighth grade class made robotic vehicles for a class project focusing on engineering concepts and energy technology.

Teams were given a Lego Mindstorms kit to build their vehicle and charging station.

They were tasked to create a vehicle that would travel the farthest on a single charge.

Each team was split into two groups, with each focusing on either energy or distance.

The energy group strove to accumulate the largest amount of joules possible, through a three-minute wind charging session.

During a recent robotics demonstration, eighth grader Trevor Francisco at Central Square Middle School shows off the mobile sun project he is working on. This mobile robotic unit is next project the class will be working on, which will emphasize robotic programing and solar energy.

During a recent robotics demonstration, eighth grader Trevor Francisco at Central Square Middle School shows off the mobile sun project he is working on. This mobile robotic unit is next project the class will be working on, which will emphasize robotic programing and solar energy.

The distance group’s goal was to build the most efficient vehicle, which could use the energy collected to move the farthest distance.

Team ratings were calculated by adding the total number of joules attained in a single charge with the total vehicle distance traveled.

The robotics unit at Central Square Middle School works to further emphasize Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning along with innovative energy technology, such as wind and solar power.

This project focused on wind and kinetic energy, while their next project will focus on robotic programming and harnessing the power of solar energy.

Max Cieslik, Griffin Remenicky, Collin Romano and Brandt Davis, eighth grade students at Central Square Middle School, smile proudly after a very successful team robotic vehicle run. Their team’s robotic vehicle traveled an impressive 119 feet on a single charge. Their team successfully utilized what they learned throughout the robotics and engineering lessons in class.

Max Cieslik, Griffin Remenicky, Collin Romano and Brandt Davis, eighth grade students at Central Square Middle School, smile proudly after a very successful team robotic vehicle run. Their team’s robotic vehicle traveled an impressive 119 feet on a single charge. Their team successfully utilized what they learned throughout the robotics and engineering lessons in class.

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