By Julian De Ocampo ’13 & Dillan Ducar ’13
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.
By Greg Goulder ’13
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.
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.