GRANGER, Ind. (WSBT) — A children's robotics club sold hot dogs in Granger to raise funds for their trip to compete in the First Tech Challenge Robotics competition.
The competition involves designing, building and programming robots to perform specific tasks.
The team, Fire Wires, also celebrated the passage of House Bill 1382, which will allow for $4 million annually to be distributed to Indiana schools robotics programs.
Fire Wires Robotics Team member Nate Baker said, "Every school in Indiana is going to be able to apply for a grant to get registration, a kit of parts, as well as co-stipends to start their own robotics team. So we're hoping this bill will make it so that robotics is no longer about which team has the money to start robotics and make it a lot more equitable."
Fire Wires is not a school based program, so unfortunately the team cannot receive funding from the new law.
The team will be competing against some of the best robotics teams in the U.S. on June 25 in Maryland for the invitational.