Robotics Clubs Get Scrap Metal for Projects

Robotics teams from several high schools collected scrap metal donated by Gershow Recycling for use in building robots.

Among the teams was the squad from Half Hollow Hills. Members will use the aluminum scrap and their kit of parts to help them build a 120-pound robot. They will have six weeks to construct the robot and prepare for the upcoming competition.

This was the 11th year that the company year in a row has invited high school teams participating in the upcoming FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics competition to use its free aluminum scrap.

 Half Hollow Hills High School was one of eight high school robotics teams that took advantage of the program and visited Gershow on December 14.

Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit


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