Things get robotic this Wednesday at Westside Pizza

Things get robotic this Wednesday at Westside Pizza

  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 4:44pm
  • LifeNews

Hold the anchovies — but add high-powered flywheels, JAVA programming and Talon SRX motor controller.

Westside Pizza is gearing up for a restaurant takeover this week, with the Bainbridge High School Robotics Team 4915 as the beneficiaries.

Spartronics, BHS’ winning team of high tech warriors, will be serving friends, family and customers in the evening and will also show off ARES, their latest 120-pound competition robot.

The takeover at Westside Pizza is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Proceeds from the entire day will go to supporting Spartronics and STEAM education on Bainbridge Island.

“Pizza is America’s favorite food, according to a Harris Poll, and people love seeing robots and STEAM education in action just as much,” said team spokesman and Spartronics Co-Captain Jon Coonan. “We want to encourage Bainbridge Islanders to bring the family and make Dec. 7 their Pizza Night.”

Spartronics Team 4915 is part of FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – a worldwide nonprofit organization that provides robotics programs for students K-12.

BHS Spartronics Team 4915, led by Coach Enrique Chee, has been to the FIRST Robotics World Championships two times in their first three years of existence. More information about Spartronics can be found at www.spartronics4915.com.

The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership.

For more information about FIRST, visit www.firstinspires.org.

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