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April 2015

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Apr

Cape Breton Lego group wants more students to build robots

SYDNEY — If combining building blocks with robotics sounds a bit ominous, Declan MacLeod is quick to point out that these days, it’s child’s play. “It’s really cool,” said MacLeod just before an open house was held at Nova Scotia Community College’s Marconi campus Tuesday evening to encourage more children between the ages of nine and 14 to become involved

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14
Apr

Robotics team builds bonds from FIRST

When it came time to compete against some of the best high school robotic engineers in the province, the Red Hawks learned they could hold their own.   The Hawks sent a team of eight to compete against 35 other high schools from all over Ontario at the second annual North Bay FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) Regional from March 26

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13
Apr

Windsor can benefit from world robotics championships landing in Detroit

The robotics world is coming to Windsor’s doorstep, bringing new opportunities for both students and industry with Detroit’s selection this week as host of the First Robotics World Championships. The Motor City will host the event for three consecutive years beginning in 2018. “It’s as if Detroit won the bid for the Super Bowl for three straight years because of the economic

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12
Apr

Underdog school shoots for the top in robotics

BRESLAU — They may not have backing from NASA, big-time corporate sponsorship, a huge budget or thousands of students to choose from. But with ingenuity and some gumption, the robotics team at tiny Woodland Christian High School in Breslau have earned their way into the world championships in St. Louis at the end of the month. Woodland’s Cyber Cavs, in

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11
Apr

Thousands cheer on Windsor’s second robotics tournament

Thousands of cheering fans packed the University of Windsor’s St. Denis Centre on Friday as 48 high schools from Canada and the United States pitted their robots against each other. This was Windsor’s second time hosting the Windsor-Essex Great Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics tournament, featuring more than 1,000 students who spent the first month and a half this year constructing and coding

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2
Apr

Wiky High robotics squad places in top third at Ontario competition

NORTH BAY––When the Wikwemikong High School robotics team pulled into Nipissing University’s Robert J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre in North Bay on Wednesday, March 25 pulling the small trailer containing their robot and tools for the FirstRobotics Regional Competition, they found themselves immediately overawed when another team pulled in behind them. “They had two big full-sized buses with their team,”

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2
Apr

Windsor Regional Webcast Streaming

The week 6 Windsor Regional event is being streamed live on Friday April 03 and Saturday April 04.  Check out the broadcast here or watch it below: