Max was chosen to be on the robotics team at school. They met every day at lunch and after school as well, so it was pretty intense stuff. They had to build and then program a robot to go into a simulated mine and rescue trapped miners. (Also simulated, durr.) It was extremely hard work. What made it even harder was their coach wasn't allowed to help or even give suggestions. They had to do it all themselves.
Here are Max and two of his team members just before the competition, making sure everything is programmed correctly.
Here's the team at the mine, just about to rescue the miners.
The kids came in 4th place overall, which is SUPER because they were the only elementary school kids there! All the other teams were middle school and high school kids. Can you imagine? CAN YOU??? I'm awfully proud of Max.
I added some videos of this to my Facebook. Maybe I'll add them to my blog later if Blogger decides to cooperate.
And finally, here's cute Corina entertaining herself while the big kids competed.