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Minnesota BEST robotics competition Friday, Saturday at NLS

NEW LONDON -- The fifth annual Minnesota BEST robotics competition takes place Friday and Saturday at the New London-Spicer High School. BEST stands for Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology. Six teams will compete including ARCHER Home Sc...

NEW LONDON - The fifth annual Minnesota BEST robotics competition takes place Friday and Saturday at the New London-Spicer High School.

BEST stands for Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology.

Six teams will compete including ARCHER Home School, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Henning Schools, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, MACCRAY and New London-Spicer.

During the last six weeks, the teams have built robots to respond to this year's challenge called "bet the farm," in which a fictional farmer's kids return home from college with new ideas about using hydroponics and robots on the farm, which has been hit with a drought.

The teams will demonstrate their ideas for incorporating technology on this farm.

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Along with the actual robotics competition, teams will also be judged on marketing presentations, team exhibits, spirit and sportsmanship and their engineer's notebook.

The teams will present their marketing plan from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday.

On Saturday, the opening ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. and the robot competition gets underway at 9 a.m.

Semi-finals and finals will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony.

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