By 1812Blockhouse

The Shawshank Showdown is an upcoming off-season FIRST Robotics Competition event to be held on June 8 in Mansfield. Hosted by Stellar Robotics and sponsored by the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development, this free event promises an action-packed day of robotics competition and educational opportunities for attendees of all ages.

Event Details

  • Date and Time: June 8 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Mansfield Senior High School, 124 N Linden Rd, Mansfield

The event provides a platform for robotics teams to showcase their skills, compete, and learn from each other. Teams from across the region are expected to participate in a series of competitive matches designed to test their robots’ capabilities. Additionally, the event includes an Education Row featuring local schools, colleges, businesses, nonprofits, and other FIRST teams, providing a unique opportunity for networking and education.

One of the unique aspects of the Shawshank Showdown is its open robot pits, allowing the public to see the inner workings of the teams’ robots. However, attendees are reminded to bring their safety glasses for protection when visiting the pits.

Additional Highlights

  • The event is family-friendly, catering to a diverse audience with interests in technology, engineering, and robotics.
  • In addition to the robotics competition, there will be interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, allowing attendees to engage with robotics and STEM-related fields.
  • There is no cost to attend the event, making it accessible to the broader community.

Team and Volunteer Registration

Teams can register through the provided link, and volunteers are also encouraged to sign up to help make the event a success. For any questions or concerns, you can contact Stellar Robotics at [email protected].

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness and participate in a thrilling day of robotics at the Shawshank Showdown in Mansfield.

Image by Dimitrios K from Pixabay

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