Robots, A Barbie Float and a Little "Operation"

Kids showed off their technical prowess at a robotics event in East Providence Saturday.

Students set off a chain reaction in East Providence Saturday.

Kids from Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts filled the gym at with Legos, robots, laptops and even a Barbie float.

They participated in the twentieth anniversary of the Robotics Park. The event was sponsored by the Rhode Island School of the Future, a non-profit dedicated to helping teach kids lifelong learning skills.

“We love the hands-on innovation,” said Glenn Piros, principal of Martin Middle School. “It’s great for student engagement.”

East Providence was well-represented during the event. Teams from Martin, Riverside Middle School and St. Mary Academy—Bay View showed off their projects.

Riverside put together a project that turned the model of the popular “Operation” into a pinball-type game. They also sent a Barbie float out as part of the robotics parade.

Martin put together chain reaction project that included a Brain Boat and a Bone Car made out of Legos.

And the S.M.A.R.T. girls from Bay View, who won the RI FIRST Lego League 2011 Director’s Award, also gave a special demonstration of their work.

More than 200 students, including some from Barrington and Mt. Hope High School, participated in the event. Students from Mt. Hope showed off their award-winning FIRST Tech Challenge robots.

Attleboro was represented in the Junior FIRST Lego League by the Broken Brains Team. They made a project out of Legos.

“It’s a portable X-ray machine,” Naomi Adeyemi, 7, of North Attleboro, explained.

Carol Anne Costa April 02, 2011 at 07:09 PM
All of these kids are remarkable! Awesome stuff!


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