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Rhinelander Students Build RobotsSubmitted: 01/31/2013
Story By Melissa Constanzer

Rhinelander Students Build Robots
RHINELANDER - You may think building robots is impossible. But high school students accomplished just that. The First Tech Challenge Club of Rhinelander High has finished 2 robots.

One of the two robots is programmed to run a straight path. Then, it enters a series of spins. The robots and their builders are headed off to U-W Milwaukee Friday morning.

They'll compete against other robots from across the state. The club started in Rhinelander in October and this is their first competition.




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