LHS Robotics 2016 - 2017

New Room, New Teams, New Game, New Sponsors, More Excellence AND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Both Teams Go To STATE Competition!



New Room, New Teams

Year 2 of the robotics program at LHS brought new changes. The first change was the dedication of a classroom specifically for use as a robotics testing lab and named "The Robotics Dojo." The lab is equipped with a full-size playing field along with the Starstruck game elements of fence, cubes and stars. Along with the full field, an ActivPanel touch display screen is installed along one wall enabling interactive programming via RobotC as well as collaboration within the team for Autodesk design and LoggerPro testing.

The lab is also equipped with a piece of exciting new equipment - a FLIR infrared camera. Used to take thermal images, the camera's indicator enables the teams to take non-contact accurate spot temperature measurements which can be used for diagnostic purposes. This technology can be used with both iPads and iPhones.

For a look at The Robotics Dojo, click HERE.
See teams building bots HERE.
Examples of the FLIR infrared camera technology are HERE.
Additional Robotics Photos 

New Competition Game

The Redbird Robotics teams participate in VEX Robotics Competitions hosted by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation. Using knowledge learned in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes, the teams design robots to take on the engineering challenge presented to them in the form of a game.  The game for 2016-2017 is called Starstruck which is played on a 12' x 12' field.

Two Alliances composed of two teams each, compete in matches consisting of a 15-second autonomous period followed by a 1 minute and 45 second period of driver-controlled play. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing alliance by scoring your team's playing pieces (stars and cubes) in your team's zones and by hanging robots on your team's hanging bar.

To view a promo video demonstrating the finer points of this game and including a clip from the competition qualifying Team 598B for the 2016-2017 state championship, click the image to the left below. Jarryd B., a  member of Team 598B, created the video to showcase their robot named Bakasura. The image on the right links to another video Jarryd made demonstating how Vex robotics impacts students in every aspect from research, to teamwork, design skills and prototyping along the way.



New Sponsors Join Growing List of Financial Supporters


The L-P District is appreciative of the continued monetary support from local businesses and organizations and recognizes the important part these donations play in making the continued success of the robotics program possible. Sponsors for the 2016-17 competition year are listed above on the banner,  which the robotics team will proudly display during the competition season. New contributors since banner printing will be added to the list below. 

1200 Feet Unlimited - Dennis Morgan   Loudonville Farmers Equity
Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home   LP School Foundation
Byland Animal Hospital   LUK USA, LLC
Cowen Truck Line   Mansfield Plumbing Products
Danner's Pharmacy   Matco Tools
Dometic USA   Modern Home Supply
Farmers Bank   Mohican Adventures
H & H Custom Homes   PV Communications
Heffelfinger's Marathon   Stake's IGA
Hugo & Mabel Young Foundation   Trails End Pizza
Koppert Insurance   Truax Printing

New Season = More Success AND TWO STATE QUALIFIERS!

Mahoning Valley Qualifier
Team 598A Semifinal Qualifier; Team 598B Quarterfinalist
North Union Qualifier
Both Teams: Quarterfinalists
Perry High School Qualifier
Team 598B Qualifies for STATE!
Team 598B named tournament CHAMPIONS!
Team 598B qualifies for STATE competition!
Team 598B scores 58, the highest score for the Starstruck game in the WORLD as of 11/12/16
Marion Meta Solutions Qualifier
Team 598B named tournament runner-up
RAMTEC Marion Qualifier
Team 598B qualified second overall; Loudonville-Loudonville alliance formed during tournament round
Pickerington Qualifier
Both teams qualified in the top positions out of all 38 teams at the tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Ridgedale Qualifier
Team 598A qualified 7th out of 42 teams. Team 598B, undefeated and ranked #1, suffered an unfortunate loss in the quarterfinals when their alliance robot flipped on its back and couldn't upright itself.
Lorain Qualifier
Team 598A Qualifies for STATE!


Both teams advanced to the quarterfinals before being defeated.
Team 598A qualifies for STATE because of excellent scoring during skills competition!
Getting Ready for State
Room 206 is a frenzy of activity preparing for the big show!
VEX Robotics STATE High School Championship
Team 598A and Team 598B wrapped up another successful year of robotics at LHS with their appearances at STATE competition.