Each year County Industries (Lauderdale County High School’s robotics team) competes in the BEST Robotics competition. In this competition, each team is shown the course, given two very extensive rule books, and most importantly we are given the materials with which to build our robot. Our programming team is using MATLAB Simulink software to program the movements of our robot. Our engineering team is in charge of building the robot and using the code provided by our programming team to make the robot's wheels, arm, and claw move. The marketing team is in charge of a marketing booth and presentation for the BEST Robotics competition, along with many other things. This past Saturday, October 8, we competed in the local BEST competition at Northwest Shoals Community College. This year, with all of this effort put in, we placed 2nd in the robotics competition! This means we will move on to compete at South’s BEST in Auburn! South’s BEST competition will be December 3-4. We are so excited about the competition at Auburn! Wish us luck!
Written by Anna Gautney, Head of Marketing, County Industries
2016 "County Industries" Robotics Team Members
Jackson Smith, President and CEO
Clint Newton, Lead Engineer
Anna Gautney, Head of Marketing
Jarod Barksdale, Kevin Brown, Samuel Fink, Lydia Martel, Kelly Maton, Brandon McCafferty, Savannah Patterson, Trenton Sharp, Brylee Sinyard, Braden Spencer, Tyler Veal, Duncan Williams, Kaylee Word
BEST stands for Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology. The program supplies students with a kit of supplies and challenges them to build a functioning robot to perform a given task. To learn more about BEST, visit bestinc.org.
The 2016 BEST Robotics Competition is named BET THE FARM. Our local hub's season started on August 27 and ended on Game Day at NWSCC on October 8. South's BEST Regional Competition is scheduled for December 2-3 at Auburn University.
---Link to Northwest Alabama BEST Robotics Hub at NWSCC
2015 Video from NWSCC Game Day This is a video of our team's second seeding round in the 2015 Northwest Alabama BEST Robotics competition. The driver is Morgan Grisham and the spotter is Jarod Barksdale.
2015 Robot "Highlight" Video Produced by Jackson Smith