Greenwood students battle it out at robotics tournament

Greenwood Elementary fourth-grade students gather Feb. 9 for the school’s second annual SpheroExo robotics team tournament. Approximately 75 students and 26 teams competed in the tournament. (Submitted photo)
Greenwood Elementary fourth-grade students gather Feb. 9 for the school’s second annual SpheroExo robotics team tournament. Approximately 75 students and 26 teams competed in the tournament. (Submitted photo)
The Hot Doggers team poses with their first-place trophies Feb. 9 after the SpheroExo robotics team tournament. From left, Aiden Judickas, Joey Noble, Drew Punzenberger and Aswath Sunil. The competition invited students to engineer an exoskeleton, or Exo, around a spherical iPad-controlled robot called a Sphero. Teams were given a budget to purchase materials like pins, straws and pipe cleaners to affix to their Exo for the tournament. The goal: To pop the balloons attached to other teams’ Exos and defend their own balloons. (Sun Sailor photo by Jason Jenkins)
The Hot Doggers team poses with their first-place trophies Feb. 9 after the SpheroExo robotics team tournament. From left, Aiden Judickas, Joey Noble, Drew Punzenberger and Aswath Sunil. The competition invited students to engineer an exoskeleton, or Exo, around a spherical iPad-controlled robot called a Sphero. Teams were given a budget to purchase materials like pins, straws and pipe cleaners to affix to their Exo for the tournament. The goal: To pop the balloons attached to other teams’ Exos and defend their own balloons. (Sun Sailor photo by Jason Jenkins)
Members of The Flaming Fire Ants team meet Feb. 9 for Greenwood Elementary School’s second annual SpheroExo robotics tournament. (Submitted photo)
Members of The Flaming Fire Ants team meet Feb. 9 for Greenwood Elementary School’s second annual SpheroExo robotics tournament. (Submitted photo)