Students from Durango, Mexico had to start all over after the Fed Ex truck transporting their robot to San Antonio for a competition was hijacked by thieves last week.
Matt Scherrer with Alamo FIRST says they got a replacement robot and some local students put their competition aside for awhile to help them get ready for the competition, which opens Thursday.
"They got a robot frame and they built a robot that can shoot frisbies into a goal," said Scherrer.
The sponsor of the Brandeis High School robotics team opened his home and his workshop to the students from Mexico.
"There were a lot of other students from San Antonio who donated equipment, parts and their expertise," Scherrer told 550 KTSA News.
Alamo FIRST opens Thursday and continues through Saturday at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.