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September 26, 2014 - Rotacaster wheels can be used for a multitude of purposes including robotics. In the RoboCup Junior primary and secondary school children can improve their engineering and IT skills in a fun environment. In the three categories Dance, Rescue and Soccer the students build and program robots to perform certain tasks and compete against other teams.

At Newcastle’s Hamilton South Public School students from year 4 to 6 spend early mornings and late evenings at the school programming robots, making costumes and testing their creations. The girls team “The Dynamitos” (Lucy Dunlop, Lexy Suckling, Indigo and Breanna Beiboer) just won the Dance category of the Hunter Regional RoboCup Junior competition and the NSW Open 2014 with their robots’ EVE and WALL-E mechanical choreography. The girls did all this largely without instruction, saying they loved engineering, maths and science thanks to robotics. “The kids experimented with the wheels and found that Rotacaster wheels ease the turning of their robots and make WALL-E’s and EVE’s dance smoother” says Ryan McCann, Head of the Robotics Project at Hamilton South Public School.

Rotacaster is excited to be on board when the Dynamitos compete at the National RoboCup Junior Australian Open Championships in Brisbane this weekend.

You can find more information on the RoboCup Junior here.
If you are interested in our wheels for a robotics project enquire here.

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