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Science Center celebrates remote control competition victory

Saturday, Mar. 5, 2016 |

Hazel Nichols and Kayn Sims competed in the elementary school division with their team "Where's My Head?" Together they designed and constructed a replica of the droid BB-8 from "Star Wars the Force Awakens."

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Saturday, Mar. 5, 2016 |

Evan Angeleri and Colin Desvain make adjustments to their car.

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Stephen Sullivan and Calvin Wren were team Shake N' Bake. Together they walked away with first place prize in the high school division for the lap races.

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Saturday, Mar. 5, 2016 |

Teams are eliminated during the course of the lap races Saturday afternoon for the Remote Control Custom Car Open at Suncoast Science Center.

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Hazel Nichols is at the controls the vehicle she helped build as part of the team "Where's my Head?"

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Suncoast Science Center Executive Director Ping Faulhaber holds up a 3-D printed version of founds Fritz Faulhaber for the crowd to see.

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Everything used for the event was designed and created using resources from the Suncoast Science Center. These medals were accompanied by a wooden medallion carved and engraved using machines at the center.

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Saturday, Mar. 5, 2016 |

Pine View School Principal Stephen Covert and seventh grade science teacher Hali Flahavan accept a check for $1,000 from the Suncoast Science Center.

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First place for design went to team Rebel Alliance with Josie Filibanics and Rocket Burns.

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Team Gold Squad with Liam Custer and Finnegan Lear.

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Siblings and teammates Keira and Kane Zuknick with their vehicle "Vesuvius."

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The gate is lifted for the start of another round of lap races where teams must navigate a course of obstacles.

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Saturday, Mar. 5, 2016 |

Nick Cavanaugh, Colin Desvain, Daniel Pellizzari and Koy Jacobson with their remote control car entry.

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Saturday, Mar. 5, 2016 |

Oula Winder of Team Panda with her car. Winder along with her sister Kia Winder took home the first place prize for most most eco-friendly car.

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Saturday, Mar. 5, 2016 |

Team Speed in the elementary school division with Leuck Williams, Simon Ayer and Will Steinwachs.

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Veesh Govind steers for team Knight Riders Nemesis.

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