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This year the Junior High Robotics teams all made it to state. This year’s state competition will be held this Saturday at Lucas Oil. I have never been to a state competition for robotics, so I wondered how it felt to make it to the final contest. Because of this, I decided to interview Kyle Henry to talk about some of his thoughts about this year in robotics.

Henry has been involved in robotics for two years. He said, “I think it feels good to make it to state. I think this feels good because my team made it to state last year. That makes me feel that we are not slowing down or starting to quit.”  I agree with Henry it makes one feel great to know that after all of the hard work they have put into their robot, it was good enough to make it to the state competition.

With everything that one does in life, struggles are to be expected. Robotics is no exception to this. Having been in robotics myself for two years, I know that sometimes it can be frustrating when one gets stuck on a certain problem. He said,”I think some of the struggles that we had were finding a good robot design. We built 2 or 3 different robots until we got the one we have now. Another struggle I think we had would be practicing and getting good driving the robot. The next struggle I think we had would be staying on task. My team would sometimes get off task and do something else.”

Last year, the robotics team was FIRST and not VEX. In FIRST Robotics one school is allowed to have one team, but with VEX this is not the case. In VEX Robotics a school can have as many teams as they can provide for. Although Henry was not a part of the FIRST Robotics team last year, I wondered if he liked having multiple teams rather than just one. “I like having separate teams because your team of 2 to 3 can agree on a robot design easier than with a bigger team. Also, I like this because the drivers do not have to keep switching out. The one or two drivers can stay drivers the whole competition,” said Henry.

Robotics can teach many different aspects of the real world while also making it fun. I wondered what Henry had been taught from his second year in robotics. “ I think robotics has taught me a lot about teamwork. You have to be able to work with your team to do well in the building section and during competitions. Also, robotics has taught me about building. I have learned about creativeness in building also.” All in all, it was a great experience to get a look into the eyes of Kyle Henry. Hopefully, both the teams do well in this weekend’s competition.

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