Taking Legos to a new level

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Some elementary students in the Grand Valley are taking Legos to a whole new level. The team named DIA comprised of students came together to build a Lego robot.

They programmed moves and tasks on their computer for the robot to carry out. They then downloaded the program into the robot which made it function.

The team competed last weekend in Glenwood Springs against nineteen other teams. The teams were given different programming tasks and judged on how their Lego robot performed.

"Robot competition is all about 'did you design your robot effectively' is one piece, and also programming is the other piece," says Evan Atchison, one of the team's mentors.

"Well it was fun because you got to mess around with Legos program and work on the web," says Chad Nilsen, a DIA team member.

Although the team didn't qualify for the state competition, they did take home a trophy for the "judge's award" category.

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