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NBHS Students Trade Holiday Fun for Robotics this Summer
Story by Zac de Silva
While most high school students have been going to the beach or the movies these holidays, the Normanhurst Boys High school robotics team have been hard at work. The team is made up of students from year 8-12, who have been building and programming a robot to take part in the FIRST Robotics Competition, which this year involves co-operating with other robots to lift and stack plastic crates and recycling bins.
In the past, the competitions have involved a game of ultimate frisbee, and launching exercise balls.
This year’s competition will be held at Homebush in March, with 30 teams from Australia, China and Brazil attending. Normanhurst Boys have been competing in this competition since it started in Australia in 2012, and the friendly spirit of the competition is what keeps them coming back year after year.
This year’s robot is the biggest the team have ever built, being 1.8 metres tall and almost 40kg.
At the moment the Robotics Team is looking for passionate sponsors to join them.
If you are interested, please contact the team coach, Mr Davis on 0423 254 681.
Photo:  L-R Team Robotics … Dominik Daners, James Groom, Jacob Jordison, Barry Feng, Jack Wagner and Zac de Silva.


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