Robotics Swerve Drivetrain

This is a grant from The Awesome Fund, dedicated solely to student clubs and organizations, and funded by a generous Hopkins alumnus, a matching donation from his employer, and the family & friends of Ethan Lang.

Hopkins Robotics recently participated in a 3-day, 58 team competition in which they were finalists and won the entrepreneurship award for the 4th consecutive year. The team consists of about 25 members, representing all three secondary schools. Not content to sit on their laurels, these hard-working students have asked HEF for $1,500 to create a robot with Swerve Drivetrain for use in testing and possibly in future competitions. The team will learn CAD, electronics wiring, programming, and mechanical assembly; all very valuable skills sets applicable to future careers. Approximately 15 students will work on the Swerve Drivetrain, expanding the knowledge and experience of the whole team. With this completely different drivetrain, “forward” direction is constantly changing instead of being pre-defined. For more information about Swerve Drivetrains, take a look HERE.

Awarded Winter 2022
Hopkins High School, North Junior High, West Junior High
Submitters: Matthew Norton (student), Jason Herzog (faculty advisor)

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