Mount Olive Competition


This Saturday (March 8th) is the New Jersey State Tournament at Mount Olive high school, rescheduled from December because of a snowstorm. We are almost prepared for the competition and will be posting pictures and videos of our robot soon. Please subscribe to our youtube channel for the latest exNihilo Robotics videos: exnihilorobotics

Mount Olive State Competition!

The State Competition is tomorrow! Well, that came up fast. In just a few hours time, we will be presenting our project, participating in a teamwork assignment, explaining our robot, and, well, running the robot! We’re all hoping and praying that we do well!

The competition will be at Mount Olive High School. If you’d like to come support us, come around 12:00. Then, you’ll be able to walk around, see the team’s robot, projects, and awards, then watch the robot running at around 1:00 PM.

Update on Hillsborough Competition

We made it to the Mount Olive State Competition! This will take place on December 8th. To watch us run the robot, please come to Mount Olive High School. The robot running starts at around 1:00 PM, but if you would like to see the team pit area, come around 12:00 PM. Our team number is 7187, and we will be wearing black t-shirts, if you would like to come say hi!

Here is the address of Mount Olive High School:

18 Corey Road

Mount Olive, NJ 07836



Lemon Contamination: Conversation with Prof. Anne Loving

Today, Julia, Natalie, and I (Tristan) had a phone call with Professor Anne LaGrange Loving. She has recently tested lemons at 21 restaurants. What she found is greatly disturbing. She swabbed about 70 lemons, and found that 69.7% of them were loaded with bacteria. Some of the lemons had bacteria on the rind AND the flesh. Some of the lemons carried fecal bacteria. Yuck! Prof. Loving says that she thinks that the lemons possibly get contaminated from workers not washing their hands, using cutting boards that have been used to cut meat, and from contaminated knives. She also says that it would help if waiters and waitresses wore gloves to prevent human contamination. We also talked about solutions for this problem. We talked about scanners that could scan to make sure that your food was safe, disinfecting knife blocks, and machines to wash, cut, and distribute lemons without human contact.