Robotics

Robotics Team bring creativity and innovation to campus, implementing inclusivity and community outreach
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Members of the robotics team gather to work on their most recent remote-controlled robot.  Eric Lindholm ’19 THE ROUNDUP   The Brophy Robotics team has become a staple figure on campus, providing fun at football games with their T-shirt shooting robot and also taking great strides in their technology, leadership, and investment for the future. For Senior leader Richie Hernandez ’19, his love for…
AIA sanctions robotics as official activity
Photo by Devin McManimom McNally ’17 – Bryan Vo ’15 works on a robot in room K14, Dec. 9, 2014. Robotics has become recognized as an official high school sport as of late 2014. By Michael Scheinert ’16 THE ROUNDUP Robotics is now an official high school activity in the state of Arizona, a big announcement for an activity that has been pursuing recognition. Because of the team’s sanctioning through…
Robotics Club recaps success at regional tournament
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy robotics team placed first in the Phoenix regional First Tech Challenge league in overall standings after performing at competitions including a regional tournament during the 2013-2014 season. In March, Robotics had just begun its semester-long journey on the road to the FTC top spot after already competing in a series of competitions and placing fifth at regionals.
Alba-Rivera mentors next generation of robotics competitors
Gabe Alba-Rivera teaches Loyola Academy scholars robotics By Aakash Jain ’14 and Brett Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP Since the beginning of his junior year, Gabe Alba-Rivera ’13 has been teaching a group of Loyola Academy students the finer points of robotics. “The first day of junior year I remember when they gave us a speech at the gym about the new year. Ms. Krause was there and she told us…
Photo Story: Brophy robotics dukes it out at state championship
Photos by Jordan Bruner ’13 SPECIAL TO THE ROUNDUP On March 22-24, 2012, the Brophy robotics team, nicknamed The Dukes, took on 42 teams from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil in the FRC Arizona State Championship. Months of work on their robot was devoted to a basketball-themed competition, culminating in three final matches on Saturday. Despite their efforts, the team ultimately fell short of the playoffs, finishing in…
Robotics team creates mechanized miracles

By Julian De Ocampo ’13 & Dillan Ducar ’13
THE ROUNDUP

Heavy beats were blasting from the stereo as students were busy boring holes through metal, programming the latest codes and piloting a large robot around the room.

Meeting nearly every day on the second floor of Loyola Hall, the robotics team is hard at work preparing new robots for upcoming events.

With the guidance of Mr. Andy Mazzolini and other Brophy faculty members, the students use power tools to craft new parts, constantly improving their robots.

Robots made with thumping beats and mechanical feats

By Greg Goulder ’13
THE ROUNDUP

The sound of saws, electric motors and rotating servos nearly drowned out the thumping techno remixes of popular rock songs.

This medley of sound is common on the second floor of Loyola Hall where the Brophy Robotics Club perfects their mechanical creations.

The club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday after school until 5:30 p.m., with teachers assisting in and supervising the operations.

Robotics team gives best showing ever

The Brophy Robotics team took sixth place out of 56 teams in the statewide First Robotics Competition March 11-13 at Phoenix Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Despite early technical difficulties they were able to come back to make the “best showing the club has had,” according to Brophy Robotics Team President Danny Hintze ’10.

“As president, I was enormously proud of everyone on the team this season. We pulled together and did some things I thought were impossible during the tournament,” Hintze said in an online interview.