Recently, WGHS was offered the chance to enter a robotics competition
at Case Western Reserve University
against other area high schools. Each team was given a LEGO Robotics set, which included motors, sensors, and a programmable 'brain'. A team of designers and programmers led by Tom Langelier, Will Lubelski, and Derek Mantey spent six weeks trying out different ideas and designs. The arena was a 5' hexagon, with a light on the center of each wall. Two robots were placed in the arena at the same time, and the first to reach a 1' square in front of a randomly lit light scored a point. At the end of three minutes, the robot with the most points won the match. Ranking was determined on a double elimination basis, and altogether 15 schools competed.
Orange came out in third place, Mayfield/Excel Tecc came out second, and our own West Geauga took first place!
Pictures and video of the competition will soon be available!