The Dripping Springs robotics team F.A.R.M. (Fundamental Agricultural Robotic Manufacturing), will be traveling to competition Saturday, Oct. 29 at Round Rock High School. Competing with their robot Barnstormer, the students hope to show off what they have accomplished during the 6 weeks of planning. The BEST (Boosting Science, Engineering and Technology), robotics competition judges teams of high scholars who design and build a functioning robot that will partake in a challenge and games of strategy with other robots. Developing a marketing plan, organizing for donations, and building a team image is also a large part of the competition. Teams can advance all the way to national levels by earning points in different categories where college scholarships are available.
Dripping Springs High School has been a participant since 2008 and meets Wednesdays after school and Sunday afternoons. This year’s challenge, Bet The Farm, includes planting and picking corn and herding pigs. The team is lead by Mr. Jad Jadeja, the robotics teacher at the high school.