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Willmar area robotics students prepare for competition

West Central Week 0 event Saturday lets robotics teams in the area test their robots for later competitions.

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Senior Dylan Larson, a Willmar Area Robotics WARPSPEED 4239 team member, works on the competition robot Wednesday at Willmar Senior High School in Willmar in preparation for the West Central Week 0 event on Saturday. Hosted by WARPSPEED 4239 and West Central Hub, the event is a scrimmage for robotics teams in the area to test out their robots for competitions later on in the season. Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune
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WILLMAR — Robotics students were hard at work Wednesday in preparation for the West Central Week 0 event Saturday at Willmar Senior High School in Willmar.

Hosted by the Willmar Area Robotics team WARPSPEED 4239 and West Central Hub, the event is a scrimmage for robotics teams in the area to test their robots for competitions later in the season. Area teams are able to try out robot components and game strategies, train drivers and more.

The task for the teams this year has a "Star Wars" theme and is called "Infinite Recharge." Robots in the competition will complete a series of tasks to earn points and provide power to a shield generator that will protect their city.

The West Central Week 0 event is open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Willmar Senior High School, with no admission charge. For full schedule, visit the team's website at warpspeed4239.wordpress.com .

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Erica Dischino is a photojournalist for the West Central Tribune and Forum News Service. She grew up in northern New Jersey and has lived in the Midwest since 2017. She enjoys photographing the stories of west central Minnesota from county fairs, parades and pandemics. Feel free to contact her at edischino@wctrib.com or 320-894-8865 with your best photo ideas.
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