Designing Success

Eyes focused on her notebook, senior Alexis Proudman from Crown Point High School draws a concept sketch for a robot. Proudman and her team were tasked with constructing a large robot in only six weeks. “We build robots that can be six feet tall and weigh 120 pounds,” Proudman said. “They’re a lot bigger than [typical team robots] and we build them from scratch.” Photo by Hayden Sisemore.

Senior Alexis Proudman leads Crown Point robotics team

   It wasn’t until the day of the competition that the Crown Point robotics team tested its design. The robot, which stood nearly six feet tall when fully extended, had been designed and assembled by a team half the average size in less than six weeks. Not one member of the team had built a robot with an elevator, a robotics mechanism used for …
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