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Student-made robot snow blower ready for MIT demo

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Some Wausau West students will be going across the country to show off their latest snow blower design.

About a dozen engineering students created a self-guided snow blower prototype.

They will be demonstrating the machine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a part of the school's annual EurekaFest.

Students say the machine is controlled through an RC controller.

The program remembers the path of the snow blower, so it can run automatically.

"We kind of went through the entire engineering process of finding a problem, thinking out different solutions and pursuing all these different methods and working with people, collaboration and all those different pieces," said Ethan Klein, a Wausau West High School senior. "That's essentially what we wanted to get out of it from the start and I think that was the greatest success. "

Students say it took them about a year to complete the project.

They will present the snow blower at MIT later this month.

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