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Robotics Teams Will Go Head-to-Head at Avanti’s Dome

More than a thousand students are in Pekin for a Regional Robotics Competition.

PEKIN – More than a thousand high school robot engineers are in Pekin this week.

40 robotics teams from across the Midwest will compete at the Avanti’s Dome in a Regional Robotics Competition.

East team has built a remote-controlled robot from scratch.

The winner will claim the Central Illinois Regional Title and can compete in the world championship in St. Louis this Spring.

“The problem is in today’s society math and science isn’t considered cool,” says Dan Green of First Robotics. “So having a competition like this which is a lot of fun actually brings the cool factor into it, and people really respond.”

The public is invited to attend the tournament for free.

 

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, February 27

8:30 am . Pits, Machine Shop, Inspection

10:00 am - 12:00 pm . Practice Rounds

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm .. Lunch

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm  Practice Rounds

8:00 pm .. Pits and Machine Shop Close

 

Friday, February 28

8:00 am  Pits and Machine Shop Open

8:30 am - 9:00 am .. Opening Ceremonies

9:00 am - 12:00 pm .. Qualification Matches

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm .. Lunch

1:00 pm - 5:45 pm . Qualification Matches

5:45 pm - 6:30 pm .. Awards Ceremony

7:00 pm .. Pits and Machine Shop Close

 

Saturday, March 1

8:00 am  Pits and Machine shop Open

8:30 am - 9:00 am .. Opening Ceremonies

9:00 am - 12:15 pm . Qualification Matches

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm  Alliance Selections

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm .. Lunch

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm  Final Rounds

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm .. Awards Ceremony

 

To watch the competition live on the internet starting Friday morning, go to www.ILFIRST.org and click on the live streaming link for the Central Illinois Regional.
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