The Hyannis Sandbots 4-H Club competed in the 2016-17 First Lego League Qualifier held at Sidney on January 21, 2017 at which they were awarded the Robot Design trophy.
Members of the team are Gavin, Riley and Miles Anderson, Gary Brennemann, Ben and Jake Connell, Layton Deibler, Ethan Haney, and Chase Huffman. Head coach of this new 4-H Robotics Club is Susan Connell.
This year’s theme was Animal Allies. During their meetings team members built identical robots, added attachments and programming to complete stations on the robotics board. All stations related to animals such as picking up a bee and putting it on a hive to get the honey inside, picking up a pig, and turning a dairy milking station to release the milk. For the competition the team downloaded all their programming onto one robot and changed attachments when it returned to base.