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Mechanical Bulls stomping to success!

March 18, 2024

The Smithtown High School Robotics Team had a great showing at the recent FIRST Robotics Competition Hudson Valley Regional at Rockland Community College.

The Mechanical Bulls finished 12th out of the 48 teams in attendance!

This competition is truly an international event, with teams hailing from Great Britain, Istanbul, Turkey, Hawaii, Ohio and across New York State.

The Mechanical Bulls’ robot proved to be a durable, well designed and creative engineering solution. The robot is designed to shoot 12 inch foam rings into goals, pick up game pieces from the ground, intake the rings from a human player and conclude each match by climbing and hanging on a chain.

The Smithtown Robotics team made its way to the playoffs and were aligned with a team from London England. This was an amazing experience in which team members were able to interact and strategize with students from another country to compete against other robotics teams to succeed in a common goal.

The Mechanical Bulls will hit the road on March 22 and 23, for their second competition taking place at Hofstra University. The Bulls are comprised of high school students from High School East and High School West and advised by Mr. Costello from HSW and Mr. Savage from HSE.

Students in attendance:

Mason Adelberg, Asha Andrews, Ashley Bittner, Preston Bowers, Abigail Brennan, Leo Carnevale, Garrett Cusumano, Jordan Feinne, James Flynn, Max Giarraputo, Ishaanth Guduru, Anagh Gupta, Zachary Jump, Bhavana Kakumanu, Jonathan Knoll, Srijith Kodela, Christopher Kovacs, Matthew Lomando, Matthew Mayorga, Peter Miller, Lauren Prete, Varshitha Prithivi, Erik Raschdorf, Aidan Rau, Isabella Scioscia , William Shea, Olga Sokolov, Theodore Song, Shane Steck, Roja Swami, Jack Tanenbaum, Ela Tezgiden, Aaron Zhu

 

Mechanical Bulls picture

Mechanical Bulls picture

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Machine competition