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Homeschooled robotics team ready to defend their title at Tech Challenge Championship

Posted at 10:07 PM, Feb 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-23 01:09:06-05

GREENWOOD, Ind. -- A group of homeschooled students from Greenwood will defend their championship title this weekend in the Tech Challenge Championship at Crawfordsville High School.

The “Mecha-Hamsters” are the reigning robotics champs in Indiana and won a similar competition in Kentucky earlier this month. 

The six students built a robot from scratch using only salvaged parts. 

The group will compete against more than 30 mostly school-funded teams from across the state to prove that their robot is the best.

The Mecha-Hamsters are hoping their robot will get them to the world championship round.

Watch the video above to hear more from the team.