High tech students do Bingara Central School proud

March 31, 2017

On Wednesday 15 March, four students from Bingara Central School – Seth Keam, Cody McGarrity, Mihail Stamenkovic and Lachlan Starr – travelled to Sydney to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition at Sydney Olympic Park State Sports Centre.

The competition involved 39 teams from Australia, Brazil, China, Taipei and Hong Kong competing over three days with robots they had built specifically for the game.

“Teams were given six and a half weeks to plan, design and build their robots to carry out specific tasks, sixteen students from Bingara Central School helped to build our robot over around two and a half weeks,” teacher, Scot Crispin, said.

“After a day of practice matches and a day and a half of qualifying matches, the boys from BCS – Team 6447 – did the school proud and finished ranked twenty-third out of the thirty-nine teams.

“We had all gained a lot of experience from the event and are very excited about entering again next year.

“Our competing in the event would not have been possible without the Robots in The Outback program, which was sponsored by the Argosy Foundation, Ford Australia, Google and Macquarie University. The Bingara Lions Club also generously donated some money to the school to help get the team to Sydney.

[View the matches on Youtube]

“We will be conducting some fund-raising events throughout the year to help us prepare for next year,” Mr. Crispin said.

“Look out for correspondence from the team in the coming months if you wish to sponsor or support us. We will also be looking for people with experience in engineering to help us out in the future.”