St. Michael_robotics_1Fifth through eighth grade students from St. Michael’s Lego Robotics Program gave members of the Plymouth Common Council a presentation of their project during the city meeting last week.

Students explained said this is the third year they have had to Lego Robotics Program in the school.  Last year they finished second in the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Robotics Challenge which allowed them to name the Da Vinci Surgical Robot in our local hospital.

St. Michael_robotics_2This year the project is to identify a problem with a public space in the community and design a solution.  The students realized that those with disabilities might not be able to play on the school’s playground so they design a handicap swing for the playground.  While the playground is on private property, after hours neighbors are welcome to play on the equipment.

The robotic challenge this year was to create, design and build a robot out of logos that can do a series of challenges in a short time period.

Monday evening the kids asked the City of Plymouth to consider helping to fund their project through the park department or provide engineering assistance or installation assistance of the playground equipment the acquire.

St. Michael_robotics_3The students also provided a quick demonstration of the robot’s functions.

Mayor Senter asked the St, Michael students to give their presentation to the Plymouth Park Board at their October 7th meeting.