Monarch High School Shazbots Update – Spring 2016


The Monarch High School Shazbots are a high school FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics team located in beautiful Louisville, CO. 

Normally the Shazbots work together as a full team, but this year the Shazbots are trying something a little different. They are splitting up into design teams in accordance to the category they are to focus on, such as programming or welding, in hopes to be more efficient. For their next upcoming robotics competition they have begun to prepared a solid design for their robot and all their builds are running smoothly for the most part! This year the Shazbots are finding that scaling is proving to be a difficult challenge to tackle. Currently the team is completely separated and has managed to create a working prototype within this short amount of time so they are confident it will be successful!

Back in November, the Shazbots worked with a local non-profit to re-purpose a shipping container as a medical clinic and help the community of San Jose Las Palmas, an impoverished area in Mexico. Local medical institutions, a church, the Denver Children’s Museum, and the Monarch community united to gather supplies and donations. They worked on the container for over 100 hours, to get it ready for action. On November 30, the container was loaded onto a semi-truck and left Monarch to continue its journey to San Jose Las Palmas, Mexico.

Their next upcoming competition is the:

FIRST Robotics Competition Colorado Regional

March 23 @ 5:00 pm – March 26 @ 6:00 pm

Open to the public and free to attend! Come support the ever so talented Shazbots.

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