Designing A Robot

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Mechanically Challenged visited Searcy, AR on January 7 for the FIRST Robotics Competition Kick-off of the 2023 Season Game:   Charged Up! Sponsored by Haas.  We attended classes prior to the kick-off live stream, watched the launch of the new game, then came back to Viola to get started with design.

The Team has spent the last few weeks designing, planning, and building a robot.  Its challenging, because, remember, we have no instruction manual!
 We are about half-way there and ready to finish up strong!  Check out our January recap in pictures below:

For anyone interested, the Charged Up game animation can be viewed here: Video

We look forward to competing in Searcy, AR at the Arkansas Regional March 1-4 and the Green Country Regional at Tulsa, OK in April.

Took keep updated with the team, you can read our monthly recaps here on the school website and/or follow us on Instagram at

Join us NEXT WEEK for our Souper Sale and Bakingly Challenged Dessert Silent Auction at the High School.  It will run consecutively with Parent-Teacher Conferences on Feb 3rd.