Students Prepare for the 33rd Annual ME 72 Engineering Design Contest

Six teams of undergraduate students will face off in ME 72's annual design contest on Thursday, March 8. In the competition, three robots from each team will go head-to-head on Beckman Mall. Each year has a different theme; this year's theme is "Tank Wars."

Here's a peek behind the scenes as the teams prepare for the big day.

Credit: Bruce Dominguez/Caltech

Undergraduate students (left to right) Mohar Chatterjee, Caroline Paules, Diandra Almasco, and Hannah Chen—who dubbed their team the "Riveters"—hold one of their robots. It features a cannon that uses throwing wheels (in bright orange) to blast foam balls at their targets—similar to the way an automatic tennis ball machine works. 

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