Colorado robotics team, Data Force, takes world championship #MakerEducation

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Cool profile of a championship winning Colorado robotics team from the Denver Post.

In the basement of a Highlands Ranch home, in a neighborhood of winding streets and cul-de-sacs, the Millennium Falcon sits shrouded in Roswell-type secrecy.

Its rail-thin designers and marketers — who range in age from 14-18 — form a tight circle around their creation. They block a photographer from taking images of the Falcon’s custom chassis and four-motor chain drive.

They fear photos of their latest design will leak into cyberspace and inform rivals of what they’re cooking up for the impending Super Bowl of high school robotics.

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