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The Water Valley High School Twisted Circuits robotics team has competed in the Northern League of the Mississippi FIRST Tech Challenge remotely this year. Team members Peyton Ferguson, Jaelyn Isbell, Anika Olson and Kade Kuchta constructed a robot that can perform a variety of functions in two different modes.
In autonomous mode:
• Use a camera to determine the height of a stack of rings;
• Navigate to the corresponding target zone;
• Drop a wobble goal into the correct zone; and
• Navigate to the launch line.
In driver control mode:
• Pick up rings and place them into a launcher;
• Launch rings into the goal; and
• Deliver the wobble goals over a 12-inch wall into a drop zone.
The team scored their personal best, 88 points, during the Northern League Championship. They went into the League Championship ranked third after competing in five remote events. They also held the number one spot for several weeks.
Team members will watch the awards ceremony on March 23 beginning at 7 p.m. They will also learn if they will advance to the Mississippi State Championship.