This Saturday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the VEX Robotics Mid-Island Qualifier will be held at Georges P. Vanier Secondary located at 4830 Headquarters Road.
The competition will comprise 43 high school robotics teams from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, including 16 teams from the Comox Valley.
All teams will compete for an event trophy as well as a spot in the British Columbia Provincial Championships.
Those who come to watch the competition this Saturday are sure to be wowed by some very impressive robots.
The young and aspiring engineers who take part in VEX Robotics must design and build a robot that addresses a game-based engineering problem – one that is new every year.
This year participants must build a robot that can collect balls distributed throughout the court and shoot them into a net several feet away.