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Wednesday, 19 May 2010
A team from Bolton School Boys' Division called 'The
Recyclopaths' have been awarded second place in the National Final
of the Toyota Technology Challenge!
Over the past few months, 'The Recyclopaths' who are Charles
Flanders, Luc Damiani and Daniel Hurt from year 10, and Niall
Woodward and Alex Seed from Year 7, have been designing and
building a robot to enter the Toyota Technology Challenge.
This national competition requires teams to build an
environmentally friendly robot to automatically navigate its way
around an obstacle course. Their robot, called 'The
WEEE-Madillo', is a robotised armadillo made from parts recycled
from old computers - it takes its name from 'Waste Electrical and
The competition attracted around 350 entries from schools across
the UK and 'The Recyclopaths' won the North regional finals to make
it through to the final which was held at Toyota Manufacturing UK's
Burnaston Plant in Derbyshire. The boys fought their way through to
second place in the final - a fantastic achievement as they were
runners up to a school who has entered the competition for five
years in a row.
The WEEE-Madillo can be seen on display in the cabinet outside
room A9 in the Technology Department.
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