MEMBERS OF THE CIRCUIT BREAKERS, Sean Leapley, 17, and Devlyn Nelsen, 17, guide the robot "Copernicus" up a ramp to test the unit's gyro and accelerometer, as fellow team members, left to right, Justin Patridge, 16, James Womack, 17, and Vincent Wise, 14, look on. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
Pretty darned cool. Sean's been in Robotics for 3 years now, and really loves it. The article can be found at : http://www.mtdemocrat.com/features/robotics-is-a-serious-business/
To raise money for the competition the El Dorado Union High School District Robotics Team is partnering with CEAR Inc. (California Electronics Asset Recovery) to have a free, drive-through, electronics waste drop-off day on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Raley’s parking lot, 166 Placerville Drive in Placerville.
For security purposes, CEAR Inc. shreds all hard drives at its secure facility. Drop-offs will be accepted up until 1 p.m. The drive can accept: monitors, televisions, desktop and notebook PCs, VCRs, stereo equipment, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, digital cameras, zip drives, telephones, cell phones, printers, copiers, laser and multifunction scanners and fax machines, small household appliances such as toasters, mixers, blenders and vacuum cleaners with the dust bag removed.
The following items cannot be accepted: large household appliances (i.e. refrigerators, washers, dryers microwaves, etc.) furniture, hazardous household waste including batteries, car batteries, paint, pesticides, used oil, cleaning supplies, fluorescent light bulbs, tires, etc.