A LEGO Model of the Whitewater Course

Last Updated on Sep 10, 2014 at 10:17am |

A LEGO model of the ASCI whitewater course will be revealed during the Deep Creek 2014 competition September 18-21, 2014. The primary purpose of the approximately 3 foot by 4 foot model is to demonstrate how water is recirculated through the ASCI course as well as other features such as the conveyer. Blue beads approximately 13mm in diameter are used to simulate water in the model of the course. At any one time the model "circulates" approximately one hundred beads through its course. The model is constructed entirely of LEGO elements (with the exception of the beads) and will be on display during the competition in the event's Adventure Exposition tent hosted by the Adventuresports Institute and the Center for Adventure & Experiential Learning at the World Championships. The LEGO model will be open to the public beginning September 18th and ending on September 21st from 10am-3pm daily. Garrett County Public High School's FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 1629 took the lead on construction of the model in cooperation with GEARS (Garrett Engineering and Robotics Society) located in Accident, Maryland. More information about the model and Team 1629 can be found at https://www.garrettcountyschools.org/frc1629.