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TechHounds to prepare for ongoing competition season

As build season comes to an end, Karthik Arcot drills the finishing touches of the TechHOUNDS robot in Room C109. He said during competition season he normally stays after school to work on the robot.

Saumya Somasi

March 9, 2020

TechHOUNDS members are preparing for the ongoing robotics competition season, according to sponsor Zachary Bonewit. He said their next competition is at the end of March.   Karthik Arcot, TechHOUNDS veteran and senior, said they have worked hard on their robot during build season and are excite...

TechHOUNDS starts pre-season training

Phoebe Schuetz

November 13, 2019

   This Thursday, TechHOUNDS will have its next meeting where they continue to sharpen the old skills for returning members and getting new skills for new members. They are preparing for the first pre-season competition and it is all about training.     The club sponsor Zachary Bonewit goes into wha...

TechHOUNDS finish season, look to officer elections, begin preparation for next year’s competition

James Yin

May 4, 2019

TechHOUNDS concluded its competition season and 2018-2019 year with a team banquet on April 30, as well as officer elections for the 2019-2020 year at the beginning of last week. Zachary Bonewit, head coach of TechHOUNDS and engineering teacher, said the team’s experience at the FIRST World Champi...

TechHOUNDS team heads into its first competition on March 22 at Lafayette Jefferson High School

TechHounds meets for announcements before breaking out into divisions. Zachary Bonewit, head coach of TechHOUNDS and engineering teacher, said the divisions will continue to test and improve the robot before the team’s first competition on March 22.

James Yin

March 24, 2019

TechHOUNDS had its first competition at Lafayette Jefferson High School on March 22. Zachary Bonewit, head coach of TechHOUNDS and engineering teacher, said the team has made substantial improvements since the end of the build season, which happened on Feb. 19. “So, since our stop-build day, we’...

TechHOUNDS to complete build season, head into competitions

TechHounds meets for announcements before breaking out into divisions. Zachary Bonewit, head coach of TechHOUNDS and engineering teacher, said the divisions will continue to test the robot before the team’s first competition in March.

James Yin

February 26, 2019

TechHounds finished its build season, which began in the first week of January, on Feb. 19. Zachary Bonewit, head coach of TechHOUNDS and engineering teacher, said the team has created a well-designed robot. “[The robot’s] coming together. The kids have done a really nice job this year with the m...

TechHOUNDS begins fourth week of competitive build season, finalizes robot design plans

Derek Fronek, Robotics Design Lead and senior, reviews design plans of the final robot. He said the team will soon begin to outsource construction for many necessary parts.

James Yin

January 31, 2019

TechHOUNDS will have meetings every day after school from 3:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the engineering hallway classrooms. Derek Fronek, Robotics Design Lead and senior, said that not only has the team’s robot design nearly been finalized, but also the assembly of the robot will begin soon. “We had a desig...

TechHOUNDS begins competitive build season by creating, strategizing robot build

 TechHounds meets for announcements before breaking out into divisions. Zachary Bonewit, head coach of TechHOUNDS and engineering teacher, said the divisions are working on creating strategies for this year's robotic game.

James Yin

January 16, 2019

TechHOUNDS will have meetings everyday after school from 3:15 to 6:30 in the engineering hallway classrooms. Zachary Bonewit, head coach of TechHOUNDS and engineering teacher, said the first half of the season will entail designing around the designated game, which is the task that the robot must do a...

TechHOUNDS continue to work through preseason tasks as competition seasons approaches

TechHOUNDS leaders announce and discuss plans with members as the preseason gradually ends and build season approaches.
Tweet: TechHOUNDS will have meetings on Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 in the main cafeteria after school from 3:15 to 5.

James Yin

November 26, 2018

TechHOUNDS will have continue to have meetings each Thursday from 3:15 to 5 after school in the main cafeteria with the exceptions of Nov. 22 and Dec. 20 for Thanksgiving Break and finals week, respectively. Zachary Bonewit, head coach of TechHOUNDS and engineering teacher, said as the official competition ...

TechHOUNDS works through preseason by training robot drivers in invitationals

Zachary Bonewit, head coach of TechHOUNDS and engineering teacher, explains procedures and plans for the last offseason invitational, the Boiler Bot Battle, which was hosted at Purdue University.

James Yin

October 29, 2018

TechHOUNDS will have continue to have meetings each Thursday from 3:15 to 5 after school in the main cafeteria. According to Ryan Forrest, electrical and programming division co-lead and senior, TechHOUNDS has participated in several offseason competitions, including  Indy CAGE Match at Southport High Sc...

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

October 11, 2018

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 pri...

TechHOUNDS to meet on Thursdays, discuss divisions of team

 TechHOUNDS leaders greet new members and discuss team expectations at the callout meeting on Sept. 13.

James Yin

September 18, 2018

TechHOUNDS will have meetings each Thursday from 3:15 to 5:00 after school in the main cafeteria. Zachary Bonewit, head coach of TechHOUNDS and engineering teacher, said the upcoming meetings on Sept. 20 and 27 would focus on informing new members about the several divisions on the TechHOUNDS team. ...

TechHOUNDS to have callout meeting on Sept. 13

Derek Fronek, Robotics Design Lead and senior, reviews AP Computer Science notes. He said building a new team after the successful result from last year was very exciting.

James Yin

September 10, 2018

TechHOUNDS will have a callout meeting on Sept. 13 in the main cafeteria at 3:20 p.m. Derek Fronek, Robotics Design Lead and senior, said anyone interested in robotics and technology was encouraged to attend the callout meeting. “We’re coming off an incredibly successful season from last year, and we’re hoping t...