Video: Southold’s Team RICE 870 robot demonstration

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04/24/2014 9:00 AM |
Southold High School students demonstrating their robotics club's project, Team RICE 870. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Southold High School students demonstrating their robotics club’s project, Team RICE 870, at Wednesday night’s school board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Southold High School students gave a demonstration at Wednesday night’s school board meeting to show how their robot, Team RICE 870, competed at the annual robotics competition at Hofstra University.

Southold technology teacher Phil Caputo said his students started the project in January and had six weeks to complete it. Although the same kit was provided to each school, students had to create the robot on their own through “trial and error,” he said.

The school board also discussed creating a combined robotics team with Greenport High School, which currently doesn’t offer the program.

Scroll down to see a short video of the demonstration and pick up the May 1 issue of The Suffolk Times for more on this story.

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