The Middle School Robotics Club fielded two teams in the FIRST Lego League's Baltimore qualifier. The Gearhounds and the Robohounds spent countless hours over four months preparing to compete in this national event. Their robots faced multiple challenges on the field, such as moving a tripod, making rain come out of a cloud, and adding a pump. Teams were judged on their success on the field as well as a concept, design, and presentation of a solution to a hydrodynamic problem. The Gearhound's project was a water conservation device for a faucet; the Robohounds created a filter for desalination.
The Robohounds placed first in the Core Values category, which judged teamwork and professionalism. Of 50 teams, their third place overall finish qualified them to move on to the state level competition, which will take place at UMBC on February 24.
Congratulations to all. Go Robohounds!