After a whirlwind year of robotics competitions locally and overseas Hastings Secondary College’s Hastings Heroes robotics team feel at home talking about their prized robot.
On August 21, some of the members of Hastings Heroes visited Greenmeadows Medical to give doctors a demonstration and a rundown on their achievements to date.
Team member Luke Augilar said the team had put a lot of work to get where they are today.
“It is a group effort for us; from the initial planning stages right through to construction and competition everyone has a role to play in our team,” Luke said.
“Today we showed some of the capabilities of our robot and how we use them when we go away to competitions.
“As a team we have competed in Sydney a number of times and we have had the chance to compete in Texas in the United States twice now as well.”
Members of the team also explained the process of how they got to Texas first competing at the 2018 Asia Pacific regional First Robotics Competition in Sydney before winning a wildcard entry to the States.
The team have also recently returned from the Duel Down Under robotics competition where they were recognised with the Connected Community Award.
During their visit, Robert Clarke, principal at Greenmeadows Medical presented the group with a donation of $1000.
“We have been following what Hastings Heroes have been doing for a little while and we wanted to show our support,” Mr Clarke said.
“Today we presented them with a donation to go towards the development of their robot and to their education because we feel it is important to help the next generation of leaders.
“It was great to see their enthusiasm and passion for what they do and if we can help in some way then we will.”
Mr Clarke said it was fascinating to see the robot in action.
“Not that long ago you would have need to have an engineering degree to do what they are doing but through their hard work and dedication they are competing with some of the best in Australia,” he said.
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