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Robotics kids step it up

ANOTHER STEP: Gympie State High School robotics students Sarah Robinson and Cru Scanlan continue work on Kathy Kane’s display for the Royal Sydney Show.
ANOTHER STEP: Gympie State High School robotics students Sarah Robinson and Cru Scanlan continue work on Kathy Kane’s display for the Royal Sydney Show. Renee Pilcher

KATHY Kane's display at this year's Sydney Royal Show will walk all over anything she has done before.

The Gympie woman has been designing district exhibits for the popular show for a few years but a moment of inspiration promises to make this year's effort something out of the ordinary.

Ms Kane wanted a pair of empty boots to walk through the display and the seemingly impossible at first idea is quickly becoming a reality thanks to Gympie State High School robotics students.

The students have come up with an idea to use robotics to make the boots spring to life and wow showgoers to help drive home the exhibits' message from those on the land: Can you fill these boots for just one day?

"I was looking for someone to help me make the boots move but was having trouble," Ms Kane said.

"Then someone suggested I go to the Gympie High robotics group."

It was a brilliant suggestion, which the Gympie High robotics group has embraced under the supervision of teacher Tony Grudzinksi.

"It would be nice to give them some recognition for what they are doing," Ms Kane said.

"They are enthusiastic kids and I am just amazed at what they can do.

"I wouldn't even know where to start yet somehow they are able to do it."

The enterprising Gympie State High students unveiled the project's latest prototype Thursday after school and could not have been happier.

Gympie Times

Topics:  games and gadgets, robotics




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