Ben Lippen School is excited about robotics! Falcon Force #9121 (named 1st Pick) earned 2019-2020 SC Championship Tournament Winning Alliance along with Team Captain #11214 Ground Shakers, and 2nd Pick Team #327 The Robotomist in the South Carolina State Championship Tournament for the FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) competition over the weekend of February 14-15. Falcon Force #9121 went on to also win the State Championship Tournament Design Award. This is its second Design Award since 2015.
At FTC tournaments, student teams pit robots they have designed, built and programmed against those of other teams in a head-to-head challenge where the robots must perform specific tasks utilizing parts and materials specified for the competition and programmed in Java-related languages.
FTC competition is just one component of Ben Lippen’s Advanced Robotics class. The curriculum goes beyond what is required for competition and covers electronics, drafting, 3-D modeling, and 3-D printing, as well as Java and RoboC programming. Students learn computer networking and programming for several different platforms as they create challenging and fun projects.
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