MUNSTER | The Munster High School Robotics Club and its Mustang Horsepower FIRST Robotics Team 3147, took its show on the road last month to the Purdue Boilermaker FIRST Robotics Regional and returned home with two trophies.
This competition is held annually in the Purdue Armory in West Lafayette This year’s competition was called Ultimate Ascent.
Team 3147 made it to the final round and placed second as part of an alliance.
Team 3147 also received the Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox. This award celebrates creative design, use of a component or a creative or unique strategy of play.
Team 3147 took a battle approach to climbing the tower, the task required of the robots this year. The judges coined a new phrase to describe Team 3147’s robot: “Tread – on me!” for the unique use of a "tread style” climbing mechanism.
FIRST Team 3147 will formally present these trophies to the school at the School Town of Munster Board on Monday.