After months of careful preparation, Wheatley’s Cybercats Robotics team competed in the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition held at Hofstra University. Each year, the competition requires that teams design a robot that is able to fulfill certain tasks. In the past, such tasks have included shooting balls through hoops and throwing a frisbee through a target.
The FIRST Robotics competition is the nation’s premier competition for high school robotics teams. For the sixth consecutive year, Wheatley has fielded a time in the regional competition for this event. Schools from across Long Island and the ti-State area compete in this event. This year, there was a team from Israel as well.
Within the guidelines of the competition rules, students were required to design a robot that would stack recycle bins and barrels. This task necessitated design elements, production elements and programming expertise. The team was supported by Patrick Hurley and Joseph Fina. This year, our Business students (under the guidance of Mrs. Kristen Malik) helped raise money to support the team’s efforts.
Congratulations to the students who battled countless snow days and afternoon activity cancellations in the weeks leading up to this terrific competition!