Theodore Roosevelt Middle School has their first ever Robotics Club and they are off to a great start! The Warrior Bots meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Students are learning all about different robotic parts including gears, beams, sensors, and robotics brains, and how these parts can be used to build and engineer their robots. The goal is to score as many points possible in the VEX IQ challenge. Students will build robots and then make modifications to the robots to try and complete the challenge more efficiently. This years’ VEX IQ robotic challenge is called the Ringmaster Challenge! The objective of this years’ challenge is to obtain as many points as possible by picking up and placing colored rings on posts and by releasing the bonus tray full of rings. Matches will consists of an individual driver skills challenge and teamwork challenge, where two teammates compete with another team to obtain the highest combined score. Students will also be learning how to program the robots to compete without a driver. The TRS Warrior Bots will very soon start building their first robot and practicing for competition so they can earn a spot in the Arizona Middle School VEX IQ competition. There are about a dozen students currently enrolled. The robotics club plans to compete in the tournament at Blue Ridge on December 2nd and at Canyon Day Junior High on January 6th. Good Luck TRS Warrior Bots!