The Timmins High and Vocational School Robotics Team 4704 (Northern Lights Robotics) had a great showing at the Waterloo Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in late March. After 12 qualifying matches, the team was ranked 12th out of 35 teams.
The team was selected to be in an alliance with 2 other teams for the championship rounds. They made the quarterfinals, but ultimately lost to their opposing alliance team in a best 2 of 3 competition. The students were very happy with the standings, and look forward to a new competition and challenge next year.
Due to the success of this team, Timmins High has started running a Robotics course along with the Robotics club, where students are able to build and compete with one another as they learn to collaborate, design, manufacture, program and test their robots on a smaller scale from the FIRST Robotics Competition.
FIRST Robotics Canada Website
KIss FM news story - March 26, 2018
Timmins Today.com news story - March 26, 2018