Clovis North Robotics Team invention featured at Fresno State game

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Clovis North High School Robotics Team was asked by Fresno State University to build a t-shirt cannon robot in preparation for the upcoming football season.

The students raised $10,000 to build the machine which they can drive around and operate remotely. The robotics team will be firing off between 50 and 100 t-shirts into the student section at Bulldog Stadium. And they're excited to show off the new machine, which can shoot more than 50 feet into the air.

But they won't be the only high school students showing off an invention. Edison High School's Robotics Team will also be there, firing off t-shirts with its cannon, which can hold and shoot four t-shirts at a time. Edison's students built their machine months ago, and have already been using it during their school's football games. The students tell us they're mostly excited Fresno State is working with local high school students, combining sports, with their engineering minds and creating a bigger sense of community.

After the game, Clovis North's robotics students hope to modify the t-shirt cannon, so it can shoot even more t-shirts.
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