SVVSD teams heading to VEX robotics world championships

Most of the elementary and middle school teams competing in a recent St. Vrain Valley robotics scrimmage are on at least a second version of the robots they built from scratch.

“We changed it to be easier to drive,” said Central Elementary fifth-grader Logan O’Brien as he checked over his team’s robot before taking it to the battlefield. “I doubled the gears and made thinner arms.”
 
The 11 teams at the scrimmage, from Central, Red Hawk Elementary, Fall River Elementary, Alpine Elementary, Soaring Heights K-8, Flagstaff Academy and Westview Middle, were getting in a last practice session before heading to the world championship.
 
Nine of the teams are competing in the VEX Robotics IQ world championships in Kentucky this weekend. The other two teams, both from Westview, are competing at Vex’s higher level competition, also in Kentucky, this week.