The week of June 22nd, Spring Valley hosted R2i2’s Summer Engineering Camp for High School Students. At the camp, 36 high school students from around the district worked in teams to design, build, program, and test increasingly-elaborate robots to meet increasingly-complex design challenges. First they built one-motor robots with gear ratios to compete in strength and speed. Then they built two-motor robots that they could drive and that could drive themselves around a room and along a winding road. Finally, they built multiple-motor robots to drive, push, grab, and lift in order to cooperate together to compete on Spring Valley’s small VEX skyrise field. The students had fun, worked hard, and made some really interesting designs. Check out their self-driving car here.