Western Carolina College – Robotics staff finishes third in regional competitors

WCU Robotics Employees competes at IEEE Southeastcon {Hardware} Opposition

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Southeastcon is a fancy
conference {of electrical} engineering specialists and faculty pupils. The 2022
IEEE Southeastcon was hosted by the Faculty of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama,
March 31 – April 3. Mobile is the place for the primary Mardi Gras celebration. The
downside for the 2022 IEEE Southeastcon {Hardware} Opposition was to model an autonomous
robotic no a lot bigger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 12 inches to simulate a Mardi Gras float
heading down a metropolis roadway all by means of the Mardi Gras celebration. Particulars had been awarded for
collaborating in music, illuminating a indicator, navigating the coaching course devoid of smashing into sidewalk
barricades, clearing the roadway of trash, grabbing beads from a cellphone pole and
throwing the beads into designated places alongside the route.

IEEE Southeastcon hosts each equally a Faculty and an Open up {Hardware} Opposition. The WCU
Robotics Employees competed in each equally competitions.

The WCU Robotics Employees is made up of associates of the WCU Scholar Department of IEEE. Pupils
from any necessary are welcome to affix the staff. The WCU Scholar Division of IEEE has competed
in 11 Southeastcon {Hardware} Competitions provided that 2010. The 2022 WCU Robotics Workforce is
comprised of eight pupils from {the electrical} engineering and electrical and private laptop
engineering expertise  programs. 

Thursday early morning, March 31 – Packed up and able to strike the freeway
Again row: Stefan Leclair, AJ Mongold, James Nelson, Ben Carpenter, Neil Lukowski,
Bob Adams Entrance row: Keanu Ammons, Kathleen Pippin.

robotics team setting up

Getting established up within the follow house
Upon arrival on the Mobile Conference Center on Friday morning, April 1, the workforce
will get established up within the follow dwelling. Customers of the WCU robotics crew labored all day
and late into the evening time to organize for the beginning off of the degrees of competitors at 8 a.m., Saturday,
April 2. 4 of the associates stayed up all night.

robotics team at zaxbys

Friday April 1 —  Taking a break from comply with for meal at Zaxby’s

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WCU robotic that competed within the Faculty Parts Opposition James Nelson putting
the WCU robotic on the system all through the College {Hardware} Competitors 
Judges all through the College Parts Competitors

robot in Open Hardware Competition
robot on course


WCU robotic that competed within the Open Parts Opposition Keanu Ammons putting WCU robotic on the coaching course for the Open {Hardware} Competitiveness

robotics team accepting award


WCU college students AJ Mongold, Ben Carpenter and Keanu Ammons recognized on the Southeastcon
Banquet for his or her third place end within the Open Parts Degree of competitors

robotics tshirt 1
robotics tshirt 2


T-shirt made and fabricated by members of the WCU Robotics Crew