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Lego Robotics receives Northland Foundation grant

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Lego Robotics receives Northland Foundation grant
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

With the help of Laura Popowski, the Northome Lego Robotics program has received confirmation that it was awarded a grant for $1000. The grant is designed to allow organizations to purchase hardware and items to enhance their programs.

The robotics teams are using the money to purchase a projector and a cart for their competitions. The teams usually use a slideshow for their research competition. To display the slideshows, the teams need to supply their own projector and audiovisual equipment. Right now, the teams have to borrow projectors from other groups.

In addition, the teams need to have a cart that will allow them to wheel their equipment around the competition site. The cart also provides a table for the teams to use during the head-to-head competition.

Currently, the teams have borrowed carts from the Northome School science department. One of the carts has a wheel that falls off when it goes across large bumps which is fine in a classroom, but when moving around schools at competitions, the wheel has been problematic.

With the grant, the robotics teams will be able to have its own cart and projector that will make it easier for the teams to prepare for competitions and allow the team to compete without having to borrow as much equipment.

The team is scheduled to receive the grant in February and then be able to purchase the new equipment for next year.

Pioneer staff reports
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