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ERIC Number: EJ1000929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
CAD/CAM Helps Build Better Bots: High-Tech Design and Manufacture Draws Engineering-Oriented Students
Van Name, Barry
Tech Directions, v72 n3 p21-23 Oct 2012
There is a battlefield where no quarter is given, no mercy shown, but not a single drop of blood is spilled. It is an arena that witnesses the bringing together of high-tech design and manufacture with the outpouring of brute force, under the remotely accessed command of some of today's brightest students. This is the world of battling robots, or BattleBots, which has become a worldwide draw for engineering-oriented minds of all ages. Nowhere is this more evident than in Miami, FL, where Paul Kynerd, an engineering instructor at Miami Lakes Education Center, is helping his students build a formidable reputation for winning, nationwide. Team Jag, as his Robotics Club is known, includes the MasterCAM All-Girls Team, which is made up of senior girls. Team Jag members design and build 15-pound championship robots.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida