18 Apr, 17
Biggar Central School 2000 Students participate in Robotics Competition at Saskatchewan Polytechic.
This year marked the 9th year of myRobotRumble at Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST). The competition is a gathering of high school teams from across the province. The teams prepared their robots over many weeks to participate in Sumo Style Robot battle on March 23, 2017.
Amritpal Singh and Tristan Riemer represented BCS2000 at this year's competition as the Flying Penguinz. Amritpal, with assistance from Tristan, Riley Campbell, and Joel Hansen, built the robot, had to solve a number of hardware issues, and worked to understand the programming code that runs the robot in the ring. This was the first time that BCS2000 sent a team, so the team stayed true to the instructions in the kit provided by Saskatchewan Polytechnic for the event.
It proved to be quite the competition, and some students from other locations have advanced well beyond the basic kits provided. Many students developed their own programs, they used various types of circuit boards for running the electronic components, and found other great kits to give them a height or grip advantage.
In the tournament the team finished with 3 match wins, and lost in the second round of their consolation final. The day was an enjoyable time and a fun learning experience, the students are looking forward to preparing for next year.