Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The Simley High School Robotics Club introduced students across the district to its mechanical creation on Monday.
Hundreds of students expressed surprise, curiosity and a little bit of wonder on Monday afternoon, when they came face to face with the Simley High School Robotics Club's creation: a five-foot-tall robot. The club visited all three elementary schools and the Inver Grove Heights Middle School on Monday as part of a district-wide tour to introduce students to robotics. Their last stop of the day was at Hilltop Elementary School, where they gave a 30-minute presentation in the school gym.
Monday, April 4, 2011
The Spartans advanced on Saturday to the semifinals in the Minnesota FIRST Regionals, but couldn't gain the finals.
Competing in the 63-team 10,000 Lakes Regional robotics competition on Friday and Saturday, the Simley High School Robotics Club advanced all the way to the semifinals, but could get no further. The Simley High School Spartans had some of the best individual performances in the regional meet, which was held at Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota. The meet is sponsored by FIRST Robotics, a national non-profit that promotes science, engineering and technology learning among students. The FIRST Robotics Competition challenges teams of students and their mentors to solve a common problem in a six-week timeframe using a standard "kit of parts" and a common set of rules. Teams build robots from the parts and enter them in a series of …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
25 Robotics Clubs from around the state met on Saturday afternoon in the Simley High School Cafeteria as part of Simley's Robotics Club Invitational.
More than two dozen robots, built by high school students from around the state, went head-to-head in a handbuilt arena in the Simley High School cafeteria on Saturday afternoon. The invitational, hosted by the Simley High School Robotics Club, is a testing ground for Robotics Clubs — many of whom will compete in regional qualifying meets later this year. For six weeks during the winter, the clubs construct complex robots to accomplish a single, pre-determined task. This year, the student-built robots entering must attempt to lift several inner tubes onto a rack. As part of a secondary challenge, the teams can build another “mini-bot,” which must scale a 12-foot pole. The Simley Robotics Club will participate in two regional competitions…
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The Simley High School Robotics Club is training the next generation of engineers — in a competitive and fun environment.
It sounds like a scene out of a science fiction novel: High school students laboring to build a fully functioning robot that will eventually compete against other teams’ robots. But that’s exactly what the Simley High School Robotics Club is hoping to accomplish this February. Starting at the beginning of January, the team has six weeks to design, construct and test a robot that can complete specific tasks in a regional competition against other high school clubs. It’s the fourth year the Simley club has participated in the annual competitions, which are administered through FIRST Robotics, a national non-profit that organizes regional- and national-level competitions. This year, the Simley Robotics Club has raised roughly $15,000, enough …
Simley High School Robotics Club members work after school on Monday to build a functional robot.
Two hours after school let out on Monday, the Simley High School industrial tech department was still abuzz with students welding, drilling and designing. They are members of the high school's Robotics Club, and for six weeks every year, they dedicate themselves to the construction of a functional robot that will compete in the regional — or if they're lucky — national Robotics Club competition. To read more about the Robotics Club, click here.