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Frustrated with lack of coverage of robotics contest


  |  Posted: Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 11:53 am

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Dear Editor,

I was very disappointed when reading the (Airdrie) Echo and (Airdrie) City View, that there was no mention of the two Airdrie teams that participated in the robotics completion that was held at the Olympic Oval on April 4, 5 and 6.

This competition is international in scope, with teams from Mexico, the USA, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.

The teams receive their kits in January and spend all their time after receiving the kits, designing, programming the computers, building the robots, testing and learning how to drive them, in order to compete with the other teams.

Not only that, they must work with other teams during the completion to receive more points.

These young people deserve to be recognized as they will be our future engineers, electrical and computer experts.

I was there for some of the competition as my grandson was competing from a high school in Calgary.

I was pleased to see that Airdrie had two teams in the competition, and at one time the one team was standing fifth out of 32 teams.

John Paddon,



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