TechHOUNDS begins work on preseason


Zachary Bonewit, head coach of TechHOUNDS and engineering teacher, discusses with team members sign-in procedures and scheduling.

James Yin

TechHOUNDS will have meetings each Thursday from 3:15 to 5:00 after school in the main cafeteria with the exception of Oct. 11 for fall break. Zachary Bonewit, head coach of TechHOUNDS and engineering teacher, said the upcoming meetings on Oct. 18 and 25 would allow new members to begin learning principles and information for the build season.

“Right now it’s kind of like practice. We’re preparing for the build season. We’re learning new tools. We’re learning new technologies. We’re doing things to prepare ourselves for the build season because during the build season, it’s six weeks every single day, very fast paced,” Bonewit said. “We don’t have enough time to learn new things. It’s all about let’s apply what we learned in our offseason and apply it to building the robot, designing a new field.”

Ethan Moran, Public Relations team member and senior, said the time period was also a time for new members to adjust into the workflow and time schedule of TechHOUNDS.

“This week we’re starting to actually work with the division you decided to go with. The next weeks are going to be about training the new members, making sure everyone knows that they are sure where they want to be,” Moran said. “They can switch up if they’re not sure yet, but it’s really just getting settled.” By James Yin