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November 22, 2012

Pinkerton Academy hosts robotic challenge

Robotics teams battle at Pinkerton

DERRY — Students who love to build robots converged on Pinkerton Academy’s Hackler gym Saturday for a day of mechanical challenges.

Pinkerton hosted the Astro VEX Blast-Off Robotics competition at the school, joining about three dozen teams together for a day of robotic action.

Teams spent the day doing battle with their homegrown creations using the VEX Robotics Design System.

Innovation First is a sponsor of the school’s year-long VEX series and is a leader in educational robotics products.

Pinkerton has hosted a robotics team since the 1990s, with school teams scoring big in several competitions through the years, including at national events.

The competition Saturday was one of a full schedule of robotics challenges that brought students, their mechanical minds and robots together to do battle against other schools.

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