Crockett Students Turned Household Items Into Robots at Junk Drawer Robotics Camp
Marshmallow trebuchets and cardboard vehicle racing were all in several days’ work for twelve sixth graders taking part in Junk Drawer Robotics Camp last week. The camp was a product of a partnership between Crockett Intermediate School, Harrison Walker & Harper, and the Lamar County Extension Agency.
Among the science-related projects were robot arms and hands, pneumatic power applications, and marshmallow trebuchets, with team competition to launch a marshmallow the farthest. In addition to being a lot of fun, the camp enriched the kids’ science and technology skills,” said camp coordinator Katharine Bryan. “They used the engineering process to make different kinds of robots from everyday items.” The students will participate this fall in a robotics competition at TAMU-Commerce.
*Photographed from the left in front are Madeline Petrikas, Isaac Hutchings, and Alex Tidwell. In back are Coleman Lewis, Mrs. Bryan, Evan De La Garza, Sydney Walter, and Jacob Gunn. Not photographed: Brianna Rogers, Carson Powell, Ashton Milton, Andrew Fasken, and Zach Nation.