TechHOUNDs build season ends Feb. 18, team prepares for March 6 competition

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TechHOUNDs presents its final robot, the Rolls-Royce. The team worked on it for six weeks and finished it on Feb. 18. PHOTO / JESSICA TAO

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TechHOUNDs, the robotics team, recently finished its final robot. The build season ended Feb. 18, so members worked a total of 30 hours during the 3 day-weekend before the deadline. TechHOUNDs sponser George Giltner said since they lost a week of workdays to the weather, it was a challenge, but it all worked out. According to TechHOUNDs member and sophomore Kalen Rudd, the weekend work sessions were the final push they needed on the robot.

TechHOUNDs presents its final robot, the Rolls-Royce.  The team worked on it for six weeks and finished it on Feb. 18. PHOTO / JESSICA TAO
TechHOUNDs presents its final robot, the Rolls-Royce. The team worked on it for six weeks and finished it on Feb. 18. PHOTO / JESSICA TAO

Giltner said, “The team bagged and tagged the robot on Feb. 18.” This means the team will not work on it until competition day.

According to Giltner, on Friday, Feb. 14, the robot was making about 50 percent of its shots. On Monday, Feb. 17, during the exhibition to parents and sponsors, the robot made 100 percent of its shots.

Rudd said, “The weather’s been kind of troublesome. Like during the parental exhibition on Presidents Day, a few parents couldn’t attend due to the ice rain. Nevertheless, I think things have gone really well.”

The first TechHOUNDs match will take place March 6 to 9 at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

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