Newstime

Follow Us On:

The Ratchet Rockers Robotics team have a new home

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 2:44 pm

RoboticsThe Wentzville School District Ratchet Rockers Robotics team has a new home! The Ratchet Rockers have moved from their space at Liberty High School to a much larger space in the old gymnasium at Pearce Hall. The move allows the team to build a full size training field to host “friendlies” and continue preparing for competitions. The space hosts a full gym, programming and media room, an enclosed shop area, a CAD workspace, and storage areas. The group is not only preparing for the 2016 season, but they are busy painting, unpacking, and organizing their new space.

“We are very happy about the robotics facility that the WSD has provided! The additional work and practice space will allow this team to take its competitiveness to the next level,” said Darrell Wodrich, coach and lead mentor for the team. “We will also now have the space to help promote STEM throughout St. Charles County and the surrounding areas, and help other robotics teams increase their capabilities. Ratchet Rockers Robotics is very excited and ready for the season to start!”

The collaboration of students from Holt, Timberland, and Liberty high schools is currently building their full size competition field and making preparations for the upcoming season in their new space. “It is through the generosity of the Wentzville School District and their sponsors that Ratchet Rockers is able to continue showcasing the talents of these high school students and prepare them for their futures,” added Wodrich.

For more information about the Ratchet Rockers or how you can support their mission, contact ratchetrockerrobotics1706@gmail.com, follow them on Twitter @FRC1706 and Facebook.com/rr1706, or visit their website at ratchetrockers1706.org. For more information about FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and this year’s competition, visit www.usfirst.org.