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The finished product will be auctioned off July 20 as part of the Water Carnival Classic Car Show. SUBMITTED PHOTO

QWERTY Robotics team to auction off car couch

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Is it a car? A couch? Or a hybrid of the two?

The latest construction project undertaken by Detroit Lakes’ own QWERTY Robotics team is a “Car Couch” constructed from the recycled rear end of a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air.


“The team actually made the trip out to a junk yard and sawed the rear end off a car,” said Debbie Janzen, who has served as the team’s advisor and mentor since 2009. “It’s made of real steel, not fiberglass.”

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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