The IKM-Manning middle and high school students are inviting the public to join them in this year’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech gaming challenge called “Relic Recovery.” These students have researched, constructed and spent hours testing and refining the use of robotics to assist them in their assigned search. Teams consisting of two driver operators, a coach and a robot will be matched up with another team as an ally. Then, the four randomly selected teams will place their robots in a ring and will begin collecting jewels and boxes stacked in the center to complete patterns for points. Once they complete a pattern, they receive a relic that can be placed in their recovery zone. Teams could lose points by trying to gather more than two boxes at a time or by placing items in the incorrect spaces. The IKM-Manning teams will be going up against others from Glidden-Ralston, Manson-NW Webster, Fort Dodge, Humboldt, Belmond-Klemme and Prairie Valley on Saturday, Oct. 28 beginning at 11 a.m. at the high school in Manning.
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