An evening of exciting competition will get underway when robots take center stage in the 5th annual Brooks vs. Julian VEX Robotics competition. The event takes place on Wednesday February 24th at 7 pm in the Brooks Middle School gymnasium, 325 S. Kenilworth Avenue in Oak Park. You are cordially invited!
OPEF’s after-school VEX Robotics teams are open to all District 97 middle school students. Young inventors control the design, performance and functionality of their robots, including the ability to program them to perform tasks by remote control or autonomously. This year, we’ve attracted a diverse group of 80 students who will compete in a challenge called the “Sponge Ball Bonanza.” Students construct robots that collect sponge balls that must be lifted and delivered to a variety of difficult scoring targets. One is a tricky limbo bar that the robots must pass. Another target is completely hidden from view, requiring the use of sensors and programming to score.
Please come — and bring the kids!