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Students learn about robotics in Arduino summer camp

Tristan Vahalik, left, and Jacob Kinnison, both 13, race their robots Aug. 5 during the University of Houston-Victoria’s Arduino Summer Camp. The camp allowed five area middle school students to learn how to use Arduino circuit boards to build robots that could complete various tasks, including follow a line, solve a maze and even receive directions from a mobile app. The camp was run by UHV lecturer Mai Shakra, and the camp was financed by a grant from Alcoa Foundation.

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