The brightest minds at the State Fair on Friday could be found in the back corner of the Education Building showing off their 100-pound made-from-scratch robots. Precocious ingenuity collided with full-on nerdery at the High School Robotics Competition as the science class savants from Mahtomedi, Becker and Fergus Falls showed off what six weeks of electrical engineering, innovative 3-D printers and zealous ambition can spawn.
Teams from across Minnesota will put their robots through the paces Saturday at the Minnesota State High School League’s second annual State Robotics Tournament. Nearly 800 students will battle their robots and try to take home the top prize.
About 120 High School teams are competing at the University of Minnesota. The star of each team is a robot — weighing up to 150 pounds.
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