Team Pronto robotics hosts 32 teams at major event Saturday and Sunday at Shorewood

Monday, March 23, 2015

Team Pronto stands by in the staging area waiting to move #3070 onto the competition arena.

For six weeks, more than 4,000 high school students from Oregon and Washington have been building robots that can complete trash pickup and recycling tasks for this year’s FIRST Robotics challenge theme – Recycle RushSM. Last weekend, 32 of the 152 teams across the PNW District met to put those robots to the test at Shorewood High School, March 21-22, 2015.

Wes Proudlove and Pronto team member

Shorewood's Teacher/Advisor is Wes Proudlove, whose Team Pronto was well represented by two groups in competition and a large group of students and teachers wearing Team Pronto colors. The group includes students from Shorecrest as well as Shorewood.

#3070 arrives at the gate.

FIRST Robotics, a sport of science, technology and teamwork, makes STEM “cool” for students. It provides the opportunity to work under the guidance of engineering and business mentors who volunteer their time and talents to teach valuable engineering, project management and entrepreneurship skills.

Team Pronto's Operator/Driver at controls.

Report and photos from Jerry Pickard

Shorewood High School hosted the 2014/2015 Robotics Competition Saturday and Sunday, March 21st and 22nd. The event was well attended and the competition was fierce. Robots were judged on their ability to stack plastic bins and garbage cans in a timed event. The Robots were engineered and built by students under the direction of their Teacher/Advisors.

Picking up tubs.

#3070 building a stack.

The Arena was divided into two sections, and three teams competed on each section for each match.  Here teams stage between rounds waiting to enter the Arena.

Team Pronto manned the Student Store selling hamburgers, chips and assorted drinks during the event.

A separate area for set up/debugging and repair was in the lunchroom.

The event was well set up and ran smoothly.  The attendance was high Saturday afternoon while I was in attendance probably exceeding 1000 people at any one time.

The event makes STEM "cool".


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