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December 8, 2011 - 9:02am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements, Genesee County Aces.

Submitted by Julie Tarbell:

The Genesee County Aces robotics team participated at the Finger Lakes First Lego League Championship Tournament on Sunday, December 4th at the University of Rochester.  Thirty-six teams from as far away as Ithaca and Erie, Pennsylvania gave their food safety presentations, discussed their robotic design and programming techniques, demonstrated their teamwork skills, and competed in an autonomous robot game in the day long event.

Aces achieved the third highest score of 203 in the Robot Game. The Champions from last year's tournament, Lego Lambs, scored 220.  The Electric Dreams from Erie, Pennsylvania scored 219.

The participants enjoyed many fun activities.  The U of R Yellow Jackets, an a Capella group, performed.

Pictured from front to back, left to right are Colton Tarbell (team assistant), Jomni Tarbell, Clayton Fox, Trevor Zauner, Quinton Tarbell, and Lukas Johnson.

November 21, 2011 - 9:59am
posted by Howard B. Owens in education, robotics, Genesee County Aces.

Press release:

The Genesee County Aces Robotics Team participated at the Finger Lakes First Lego League Buffalo Qualifier competition on Saturday at the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School and won first place for Robot Performance.

They will now advance to the Finger Lakes Regional competition at the University of Rochester on Dec. 3. The winner selected at that competition will go on to participate at the World Festival in Missouri, which is an international competition.

The theme of this year’s challenge was food safety. The robots are made entirely of LEGOS and are programmed to interact with devices made of LEGOS on a table. The teams also had to research a food-contamination problem, develop a solution, and present their work to a panel of judges.

Pictured from left are: Trevor Zauner, Quinton Tarbell, Colton Tarbell (team assistant), Jomni Tarbell, Lukas Johnson and Clayton Fox.

(Submitted photo)

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