Gladstone middle school robotics teams advance
After January's regional robotics competition at Oregon State University, both teams from the Kraxberger Gearheads Robotics Club advanced to the super-qualifier competition in Hillsboro this past weekend.
Team 8132 finished 12th among 31 teams and earned the Connect award. They will be taking their robot, Mr. Roboto, to the State competition.
Team 8188 had a few difficulties with their robot Humpty Dumpty, and finished 28th.
"The teams did an amazing job working through some building and programming issues and showed gracious professionalism throughout the season," said Coach Shawn Price.
In the preliminary round, competing in a field of 21 teams, Team 8132 placed sixth and Team 8188 placed seventh. Team 8132 then placed fourth in the semi-qualifier round.
Both teams earned spots in the competition because Team 8132 received the Design Award and Team 8188 achieved high overall placement in the qualifier matches.
"Our teams have done some amazing work this year," Price said. "The kids have learned a lot about technology, electronics, industrial design, and computer programming. Win or lose, I am really proud of all the work that's been done."