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Congratulations FLEC Tech Cadets Robotics Team: 2014 National Champions

posted on August 15, 2014, under Education by

The Tech Cadets Robotics Team from Forest Lake Education Center became the 2014 Adventist Robotics League National Champions at Sacramento Adventist Academy, California. Front row from left: Valex Evans; Kassiene Cossia; Michael Scribner. Back row from left: Robert Henley, parent sponsor; Joshua Lower; Christopher Berger; Jason Morgan; Alyssia Sampson; Andrew Otanes; Rosalee Taylor, teacher sponsor. (Photo: Jessica Lower)

The Tech Cadets Robotics Team from Forest Lake Education Center became the 2014 Adventist Robotics League National Champions at Sacramento Adventist Academy, California. Front row from left: Valex Evans; Kassiene Cossia; Michael Scribner. Back row from left: Robert Henley, parent sponsor; Joshua Lower; Christopher Berger; Jason Morgan; Alyssia Sampson; Andrew Otanes; Rosalee Taylor, teacher sponsor. (Photo: Jessica Lower)

by Rosalee Taylor

Forest Lake Education Center (FLEC) Tech Cadets Robotics Team became the 2014 Adventist Robotics League National Champions at the annual competition at Sacramento Adventist Academy in California. The Tech Cadets achieved this award by winning first place honors in three categories: Robot Performance, Robot Design, and Team Core Values. They also won second place in the Team Project category.

“FLEC Robotics is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiative designed to celebrate invention and knowledge,” says parent sponsor Robert Henley. “Students work together to design, build, and program robots using Lego Mindstorms kits.”

The Tech Cadets research project developed a device they named Sparky to perform a series of tasks:

An Adventist Robotics League judge reviews the performance of Forest Lake Education Center’s Tech Cadets Robotics Team. (Photo: Edwin Garcia)

An Adventist Robotics League judge reviews the performance of Forest Lake Education Center’s Tech Cadets Robotics Team. (Photo: Edwin Garcia)

  • Detect wild fires.
  • Send a text message to homeowners.
  • Call the fire department at a homeowner’s request.
  • Set off a sprinkler system installed around the property perimeter.

With expressed interest in Sparky, Tech Cadets next goal is to apply for a patent. Several firefighters who saw a demonstration of Sparky indicated they would be interested in purchasing such a product.


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