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Students Fly High With Plastic Bearings And Cable Carrier

Release time : 2015-06-12 09:44:42
The 16th annual BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Competition kicks off this month at BEST hub locations nationwide. This year competition marks the fourth consecutive year for igus Inc. who is the famous supplier of Skateboard Bearings as a nationwide product sponsor for the event. Students will be flying high during this year competition; this year game, called Just Plane Crazy, was unveiled a few months ago as a teaser for 850 plus competing teams. 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 such as RC Bearings to engineering curriculums and competitions such as BEST. In the 2008 competition, BEST teams will have the opportunity to use: Micro Energy Chain cable carriers; DryLin N linear slides; igubal flange, pillow block and rod end bearings; and DryLin S aluminum shafting. BEST teams have a total of six weeks to design and build their robots and will unveil their finished products at local events across the U.S. starting in October.