Mechanical Bulls Ride to the Finals

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The Smithtown Robotics team, the Mechanical Bulls, competed in the sixth annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational during the weekend of Nov. 18-19. This was their first competition since last March, and it provided an opportunity to introduce new members to competition and test out new drivers.

Together with pre-rookie Team 6706 from Mineola and Team 2872 from The Wheatley School in Old Westbury, Smithtown’s team went from the lowest ranking, ninth-seeded alliance to making the finals. 

The event was the kickoff to their global build and competition season, where the team receives a game challenge and six weeks to design, fabricate, wire, program and test a new robot from scratch to compete in two regional competitions. They will be competing against teams from China, Chinese Taipei, Brazil, Croatia, New York, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan.