B-B-E Resistance Robotics endures adversity, finds success in Grand Forks (VIDEO)

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Resistance Robotics team was one of 56 teams at the Great Northern regional competition in Grand Forks. The regional was held on March 6-9 at the Alerus Center.

B-B-E's team pulled off a thoroughly impressive comeback on Friday and Saturday as they endured tremendous adversity. While competing in North Dakota for the third straight year, the robotics team had to contend with unforeseen and nearly impossible-to-predict mechanical failures that cost them a smooth journey through the regional.

This year's F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competition was titled "Crescendo" with a playing field set up with a nod to music. The theme's description says the purpose is to "Orchestrate engineering skills and creative power to entertain and move the world in an exhilarating new challenge."

The purpose of FIRST Robotics is to advance the education of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. Under strict rules and limited time and resources, teams of high school students are challenged to build industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game in alliance with other teams, while also fundraising to meet their goals, designing a team “brand,” and advancing respect and appreciation for STEM within the local community.

The attached video features B-B-E's second qualification match of Saturday of the regional in North Dakota. Subscribers to The Voice can read the full story.


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