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      Building robots at summer day camp

      <p dir="ltr" align="left">Day camp participants watch as their teacher explains and demonstrates a small explosion</p>
      Although school hasn??t started quite yet in Ottumwa, many students are still getting in a lot of learning this summer. Third through fifth graders spent Thursday and Friday working to create robots and small controlled explosions at a 4-H day camp in Ottumwa.

      It was held with the Wapello County 4-H extension office and local teachers. A 10-year-old participant explained his unique robot creation in this way,

      "I've built a really great machine. It actually has tons of claws and tons of controls and it actually takes three battery packs and 12 wires," said Isaac Kavin. "I call it the Planet-Striker 12."