WWN Special Feature: Watertown High School Robotics Builds Robot, Competes in Regional Competitions

Watertown High School – For most high school students, much of their time after school is filled up with sports, studying, participating in clubs, or maybe heading home to play video games. For a select few who call themselves the KwarQs, their time is spent in the school’s robotics lab.

The Watertown High School Robotics team meets throughout the school year, but there is a six week period that is always circled on the team’s calendar.

Back in March, Watertown’s Robotics club competed in the FIRST Robotics competition. FIRST is an acronym for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.” FIRST is a global non-profit that holds an annual competition.

The challenge for the 2019 competition was revealed in the beginning of January. For the following six weeks, the robotics team was hard at work to design and build a 125-pound robot. Watertown Weekly News got an inside look at the build season, starting all the way back in 2019 when this all started.

Part 1

Produced by Dan Hogan, News Producer
May 30, 2019

After the robot was completed, the team competed in two FIRST regional competitions at Revere High School and Reading High School. There were between 20 and 30 teams at each competition, giving the KwarQs a challenge. In part two of this special feature, watch as students attempt to work with other teams from the greater Boston area to score as many points as possible.

Part 2

Produced by Dan Hogan, News Producer
June 6, 2019

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