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4-H Robotics

InZombiacs Robotics Club

4-H RoboticsOn your mark, get set, BUILD!  The InZombiacs 4-H Robotics club in Marion County is looking for new members for the upcoming year!  This specialty 4-H club is geared toward middle and high school students with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities and careers. This past 4-H year the robotics team was open to the community and competed at VEX Robotics, FIRST Robotics, and SeaPerch during this past robotics season. These competitions are not only fun for students but teach important work-life skills such as self-confidence, team work and solving disagreements. The robotics competitions also help increase student leadership and mechanical/technical skills by combining competition and a rigorous, yet rewarding STEM project.

This was the first year the club competed at VEX, which is a statewide robotics competition for middle and high school teams. The InZombiacs designed a robot that was capable of driving and stacking cones in order to earn points. The FIRST Robotics Competition (also known as FRC) is an international high school robotics event that is held each year in Orlando at the UCF Arena. Each team must design, build, and program a robot during a six week time span to perform tasks to compete against others. The InZombiacs participated in this 4-day event along with 63 other teams from around the world where they finished in the top 30 teams this past year.

The InZombiacs 4-H Club will meet once a month with their first meeting beginning in August. For more information about joining the InZombiacs please email Brianna Swartzfager at brianna.swartzfager@marioncountyfl.org.
For more information about the FIRST Robotics competition visit https://www.firstinspires.org/.