Students prepare for robotics competition

Students put final touches on robots. (WLFI Photo)
Students put final touches on robots. (WLFI Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – High school students from across the country are getting set for a robotics competition at Purdue.

This year the Boilermaker Regional will feature 40 teams competing to see which robots can shoot a ball through a hoop the most.

Thursday students from McCutcheon and Harrison high schools put the finishing touches on their robots.

One student said the snowy weather delayed construction of their robot, which made it difficult to complete it within six weeks.

“We’ve had some problems with inspection, like some aspects of our robot needed to be changed before we could compete, which took up a lot of our time we could have been using to practice,” said McCutcheon Robotics President Eric Jacoby.

The competition kicks off Friday morning. Purdue President Mitch Daniels is expected to attend. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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