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International Paper gave a grant to the Ticonderoga High School robotics club. The money was used to purchase software upgrades and hardware to kick-start the program. Above, Tyler Morse, Lynn O’Hara and Riley Chapman tweak their automatic fish-feeder. The students built the feeder using an arduino microcontroller programmed to feed the fish every day at 8:40 a.m. by turning a small servomotor. The students went on to build a variety of devices that incorporated sensors, controllers, outputs, and programming; all designed to take in information, process it, and make the devices do something useful.


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