Lean, mean fighting machines show mettle in robotic arena
Placing first was Jack P. Ralston, of Bloomsburg, who said, "I feel that the club gives us a way to apply and expand upon what we learn in class."
Other high finishers were Wesley S. McCray, of Corry, second; and Kyle D. Carter, of Levittown, third. Ralston and McCray are engineering design technology majors; Carter is enrolled in electronics and computer engineering technology: robotics and automation emphasis.
Another engineering design technology student – Preston J. Evey, of Lamar – took home "Most Destroyed" honors.
Craig A. Miller, instructor and department head of engineering and industrial design technology, said all of the robots entered into the COVID-safe event had to be constructed of parts that were entirely 3D-printed.
"'Ant weight' refers to the weight of the robots in the competition," he explained. "'Ant-weight' robots cannot weigh any more than 1 pound in order to be legal entries into the class."