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FIRST Tech Challenge Tournament Saturday


Families and robot lovers of all ages are invited to watch the fun at the Columbia Gorge FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) Tournament Saturday, Jan. 31 at The Dalles Middle School (1100 E. 12th St.). This free all-day event is the local qualifier for the international FTC robotics competition for students in seventh to 12th grades. Best public viewing is from noon to 3 p.m.

In this sports-style competition, teams of up to 10 students have been working since September to design, build and program their robots to compete on a 12 x 12 field against other teams. Robots are about 18-inches square and are built using a TETRIX® platform that is reusable from year-to-year using a variety of programmi...

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