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The road from Legos to engineering starts here

By staff and wire services reports
November 15th, 2013

When Christos Speros was a little boy, Legos were his favorite toy, the Tampa Bay Times reports. “I loved the way that you can build something from your imagination,” said Christos, 15. As a student at Bayonet Point Middle School, Christos, who wants to become a military engineer, learned that a robotics club was being founded at the school, and that the club would compete in a tournament that involved robots built with Lego parts. “I said, ‘Thank you God,’ ” he said. Christos joined the Bayonet Point Middle robotics club, which last year won two honors at the first annual Robots At Rushe FLL (First LEGO League) Qualifying Tournament. In the Project Category, the Bayonet Point team Patriot Robots took first place and got the Rising Star Award…

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