A group of Year 9 students recently represented the college in the SA Power Networks VEX Robotics Competition. They have been working every lunchtime since Week 3 last term to build a robot that would replace a SA power worker whose job was to turn operate an airbrake connected to a substation to control the power flow.
Despite having no experience with VEX technology they were able to successfully build a robot that moved autonomously to the airbrake. They had built an arm to move the airbrake but unfortunately ran out of time to test this properly.
The judges were so impressed with their problem solving and “never give up” attitude that they awarded them the WD40 Award for most hard-working team.
Their commitment and determination to this project has been inspiring and the confidence and professionalism they displayed on the day was outstanding.