SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Sleepy Hollow Middle School hosted its third Lego League robotics competition on Saturday, Jan. 30, and walked away with a first place trophy for their locker recycling project at the middle school.
Teams from middle schools around the Hudson Valley region participated, and the event was manned by Sleepy Hollow teachers and students from the high school’s Science Honor Society. High school students in the Engineering Club displayed Makey Makeys, which allowed younger students to operate a laptop by touching fruit.
The Lego League competition features teams of students who use Lego components to build small robots that can successfully complete a mission. The teams present their research, robot design and overall experience to the judges. The ultimate purpose of the event is to get young students excited about science and technology, and teach them valuable science, technology and engineering skills.
Teams were judged this year in four categories: robot design, robot board, core values and team project.