IN THE NEWS:

What do RICE and spaghetti have in common? Robots, of course!

by Denise Civiletti Jan 31, 2016

Community support has helped lift Southold’s award-winning robotics team to success since its founding in 2002 and last night that support was on display at the American Legion Hall: in the dozens...

Southold High School robotics team hosts fundraiser at 631 Diner Saturday

by Lisa Finn

November 22, 2014

The Southold Board of Education, at their meeting this week, urged the public to turn out for a fundraiser pancake breakfast to benefit the robotics team Saturday morning..

The breakfast will be held Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until  11 a.m. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door.

The BOE commended organizers for finding a closer-to-home, Southold location this year, making it easier for supporters to come out and eat...

Southold’s Team RICE 870 robot demonstration

by Jen Nuzzo

April 24, 2014

Southold High School students demonstrating their robotics club’s project, Team RICE 870, at Wednesday night’s school board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Southold High School students gave a demonstration at Wednesday night’s school board meeting to show how their robot, Team RICE 870, competed at the annual robotics competition at Hofstra University.

Southold technology teacher Phil Caputo said his students started the project in January and had six weeks to complete it. Although the same kit was provided to each school, students had to create the robot on their own through “trial and error,” he said.

The school board also discussed creating a combined robotics team with Greenport High School, which currently doesn’t offer...

 

Robotics team wows Southold board of education with live demo

by Lisa Finn

April 24, 2014

If if it takes a village to raise a child, It takes teamwork and cooperation to build a yoga-ball pitching robot — and a legion of dedicated volunteers who devoted hours to the project.

Southold’s Team Rice 870, a robotics club that scored big points in recent competitions this year, came before the Southold Union Free School District’s BOE on Wednesday night...

Southold robotics team honors Ronan Guyer

by Grant Parpan

April 5, 2013

More than three dozen remote-controlled robots will navigate the arena floor at Hofstra University this weekend in a competition challenging high school students’ technology and communication skills.

The machines, each 100-plus pounds, are built from scratch and operated by students using funds they helped raise themselves.

Among this year’s crop of robots will be one designed by Southold High School students and named for the one robotics club member who won’t be able to attend the competition.

Its name is Ronan...

Southold robotics team losing its leader

by Beth Young

June 23, 2012

Southold High School’s robotics team had a great year, taking first place in the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in March and going on to place 28th in the World Championships in St. Louis, Mo., in April, competing against 400 teams from all over the world.

But it was a bittersweet year in some ways, as longtime technology teacher Tony Kryl, who started the robotics club 11 years ago, is retiring this month...

It’s been a good year for Southold robotics team

by Beth Young

May 20, 2012

Southold High School’s celebrated robotics team has had a great year.

In an alliance with two other schools, the team won the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in March and went on to place 28th in the World Championships in St. Louis, Mo., the last weekend in April competing against 400 teams from all over the world.

The 18 students were charged with building a robot that can play basketball and balance on an unstable platform...

Southold places in top 10 at Hofstra regional robotics competition

by Samantha Brix

March 31, 2011

A group of high school students with green mohawks carefully carried a 6-foot-tall robot to an inspection area in Hofstra University’s stadium Saturday.

Some students dressed in blue body suits and skirts scrutinized their robots, ensuring they were in working order.

Others held onto their purple wizard hats while driving their robots with joystick controllers. Pop music blaring from a DJ’s speakers...

VIDEO: Southold students compete in FIRST robotics competition

by Samantha Brix

March 27, 2011

Southold High School students unleashed robots they built and programmed in the annual FIRST Robotics Competition at Hofstra University on Saturday.

Fans cheered and music blasted as 6-foot tall robots built by students from across Long Island battled it out in this year’s event, lifting inflatable tubes onto hooks to earn...