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I, Robot

Students in the power mechanics program at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School have a new tool with a homemade robot in the lab. Instructor Fred Jones said his senior pupils crafted a remote-controlled hydraulic arm which can pick up items, but the goal is to use it on projects. The robot features a seven-foot arm and operations with 10 hydraulic axles. Carpentry student Tyler Calhoun developed a programmable Arduino computer board while JVS Technology Coordinator Ron Peach provided some tech support. Looking at their creation are, from left, R.J. Batson, J.T. Hojonski, Jones, Damon Petrosino, Seth Fitzgerald, Tyler Calhoun and Daniel Sammut.

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