Moraine Park’s Integrated Manufacturing Classes are required of students in the Mechanical Design, Process Engineering Technology, and Mechatronics programs. Students in these programs take the course together and work in cross-functional teams to complete a project. This year’s project was a Techbot competition. Four teams in the evening class and four teams in the day class built remote-controlled robots to compete against each other by battling in an 8ft x 12ft cage. Each team designed and built their Techbot from scratch. Limitations included a $250 budget and a 15-pound weight limit.
Preliminary rounds were on Wednesday, May 4 for the evening class, and Friday, May 6 for the morning class.
Champions of both classes were crowned, and now the final battle for supremacy between these two Techbot champions will take place this Wednesday night (May 11) for ultimate bragging rights.
So which bots have taken down all other challengers so far?
Drum roll please …