East Providence, Rhode Island (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
The 20th annual BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Competition has kicked off at hub locations nationwide. This is the eighth year for igus® as a nationwide product sponsor of the event.
The 2012 game, entitled “WARP XX”, was unveiled a few months ago as a teaser for more than 1,000 competing teams. WARP XX is aimed at the concept of the Space Elevator, a proposed transportation system designed to permit cargo transport along a cable from a planetary surface, such as the Earth's, directly into space or orbit without the useage of rockets.
BEST Inc., a non-profit, volunteer organization, aims to inspire middle and high school students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology through participation in science- and engineering-based robotics competitions. igus aspires to achieve a similar goal through its Y.E.S. (Young Engineers Support) Program by donating products to engineering curriculums and competitions such as BEST Robotics.
This year, BEST teams will have the opportunity to use Energy Chain® cable carriers, DryLin® linear slides, igubal® spherical bearings, and aluminum shafting all donated by igus. The students have a total of six weeks to design and build their robots and will then compete with their finished products at local events across the U.S.
To learn more about the Y.E.S. Program or to request free samples, visit http://www.igus.com/yesprogram.
To learn more about the BEST Robotics Competition, visit http://www.bestinc.org or contact George Blanks, Ed.D., Executive Director of BEST Robotics Inc. at (334) 844-5759 or via email at blankgw(at)auburn(dot)edu.
igus develops industry-leading Energy Chain cable carriers, Chainflex® continuous-flex cables, iglide® plastic bushings, igubal spherical bearings, and DryLin linear bearings and linear guides. These seemingly unrelated products are linked together through a belief in making functionally advanced, yet affordable plastic components and assemblies. With plastic bearing experience since 1964, cable carrier experience since 1971 and continuous-flex cable since 1989, igus provides the right solution from over 80,000 products available from stock. No minimum order required. For more information, contact igus at 1-800-521-2747 or visit http://www.igus.com.
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