Friday, December 18, 2020

MAE3 Robot Competition: Animal Crossing

The annual MAE3 robot competition— part of the mechanical and aerospace engineering Introduction to Engineering Graphics and Design course— was held on Zoom for the fall 2020 class. 

This quarter's project was inspired by the popular Animal Crossing game. Students worked in teams of two or three to design and build a robot that can pick up as many "fruits" as possible and deliver them to a basket within a minute. These robots were built with the materials in a hardware kit shipped to the students, including cardboard, foam core, precut acrylic components, motors and more.

Congratulations to Andrew Hallett, Jason Howard and Parker Knopf from the winning Team 28! 

Learn more about the course and this year's teams: