Manchester Machine Makers Headed To State Championship

Manchester Machine Makers, the 4H robotics club sponsored by EPS, is geared up for the Vermont State Championship this weekend at Champlain Valley Union High School.

Manchester Machine Makers Headed To State ChampionshipTheir robot, Freya, the Freight Frenzy Robot, is ready to go.

The challenge this year is called “Freight Frenzy” and focuses on the creation of robots that move freight. The robots will earn points for moving and sorting freight (yellow plastic cubes, rubber ducks, and wiffle balls) from a section of the field representing a warehouse to a three-tiered structure.  They can earn extra points if they place a self-designed cap on the structure.  The Manchester Machine Makers cap features an EPS logo on the very top.Manchester Machine Makers Headed To State Championship

Team members learned SolidWorks and were helped with design by EPS employees Randy Marsh and Larry Wood.  The EPS Machinists custom-made a part that connects the freight arm to the main body of the robot.

Let’s wish them well at the competition!  The event will be livestreamed at youtu.be/I57Glg0Ve1k.

To learn more about the club check out their website:  www.manchestermachinemakers.org

To learn more about the competition and the freight frenzy challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6lX12idAf8

Manchester Machine Makers Headed To State Championship