Aves Ablaze builds


Adam Pelberg

COMPETITION. The Robotics Team has been working on their current robot since September. They need to be prepared for the new course this year when the competition season starts.

The Aves Ablaze Robotics Team is prepping for their competition season. They are hosting a scrimmage for neighboring Cincinnati teams on Jan. 14, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the auxiliary gym.

The Robotics Team was created by junior Adam Pelberg, the team president and co-founder with junior Nicholas McDonough in September of 2016.

Last year, the team consisted of 13 members and three mentors, and it has grown to its current 19 members and five mentors.

Pelberg has been participating in robotics since he was young.

“In fourth grade, I participated in robotics at Blue Ash Elementary and absolutely fell in love with it.

“When I came to the high school, I really wanted to bring my love of robotics and engineering to others and build up Sycamore’s STEM presence in the process,” Pelberg said.

This scrimmage will give teams a chance to try out their robots in a competition setting without actually being judged.

“We haven’t really prepared much yet because it is a little far out, but we’ve started registering teams and figuring out all of the logistics,” Pelberg said.

The teams has won two awards, both in 2017: the Newcomers Award from a Loveland High School scrimmage and the ​Judges Award as a Cincinnati Regional Qualifier.

“Hopefully our robot we use at the scrimmage is the same one we will use at competition, but the scrimmage also gives us a chance to fix any problems we have before the competition,” Pelberg said.