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In 2004, a public high school robotics team in Arizona beat the odds by beating M.I.T in a competition. The team members were undocumented and had little resources. Their story inspired a book, a documentary, and now a feature film produced by and starring George Lopez. The movie is called Spare Parts and is out in theaters now. Over a decade after their unexpected win, two of the original members of the team, Cristian Arcega and Lorenzo Santillan, look back at their experience.

 

Photo above of 2004 Robotics Team members Cristian Arcega, Oscar Vazquez, Luis Aranda, and Lorenzo Santillan with Carl Hayden teacher Fredi Lajvardi

(C) 2013 Richard Schultz. Courtesy of 50 Eggs