Teams of students from throughout North Central Connecticut and beyond gathered at Suffield High School Saturday for the 11th Annual Suffield Shakedown, a FIRST Robotics scrimmage.
The friendly competition was the first of the season for many teams, who spent the past six weeks building and programming robots to compete in a basketball-inspired match of electronics and wits.
Local teams represented in the contest included:
Buzz Robotics - Enfield
Aces High - Suffield/Windsor Locks
Bobcat Robotics - South Windsor
The 2nd Law Enforcers - Farmington
Cyber Knights - Southington
UberBots - Avon
Granby Grunts - Granby
Sim-City - Simsbury
R.A.G.E. (Robotics and Gadget Engineering) Robotics - Rockville/Tolland/Bolton