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12/19/2008

EAC engineering students win “RoboGolf”

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[Click Image to Enlarge] The winners of this year’s Robogolf competition are Darin Gilliam (left) of Eager and Trevino Jones of Duncan. [Contributed photo]
 

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College's Introduction to Engineering course, taught by Dr. Jack Bailey, offers students an opportunity to learn about the engineering profession and apply the engineering design process to various projects.

The culminating project this semester was to design and build a LEGO™-based robot that could gather up to six golf balls and deposit them in the “cup,” a 2 1/4 inch hole in the center of a 4-by-8-foot playing field.

Students, working in teams of two or three, designed, constructed, and programmed their robots over a two month period. The project ended with a competition between the seven teams in the two sections of the course. Two robots competed against each other at this game of “RoboGolf,” so that each team played a total of six rounds.

The winners of this year’s competition were Darin Gilliam (left) of Eager and Trevino Jones of Duncan.

For more information about the engineering program at EAC, contact Dr. Bailey at (928) 428-8226.

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