Team SCREAM Blasts Into ‘Deep Space’ at Smith-Cotton High
Team SCREAM is ready to blast into another FIRST Robotics competition with the unveiling of this year’s challenge, “Destination: Deep Space."
Smith-Cotton High School’s competitive robotics team, its mentors and other program supporters gathered in the school’s Project Lead the Way wing as FIRST revealed the game on Saturday through a global simulcast, launching the six-week period in which teams will build their robot.
FIRST pioneer Dean Kaman said “Deep Space” was sparked by a conversation he had with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and is a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the United States putting men on the moon.
“Deep Space” will challenge students to design, create and program robots that will attach covers to hatch openings and load playground-type balls as payload into cargo carriers and rockets, then return to an elevated base under time constraints.