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6th May 2015

Two St Brendan’s students had a weekend full of robot excitement last week as they took part in the Student Robotics Competition 2015. 

Aran Long and Toby Lassauzet

Aran Long and Toby Lassauzet

Computing students Aran Long and Toby Lassauzet built a fully-functioning robot (its main body being made from a clementine box) to take part in the annual games. With 54 teams from the UK and Germany competing in a ‘Capture the Flag’ competition which lasted over the two days, the students built a robot from scratch, operated solely by programming; no remote control involved! Congratulations to both students for their fantastic hard work – they gained a spot in the top 16 which is an incredible achievement.

Aran and Toby built their robot on a very tight budget, using any appropriate materials they could find to build their complex creation. With other teams spending a fortune on their entries, the students should be very proud of their hard work and determination. Visit YouTube: stbrendancomputing to see video footage of Clementine in action!

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