The Sacred Heart robotics team recently competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge Louisiana Championship hosted by UNO. The team placed 6th out of 22 and received 1st place in robot design winning the PTC Creo Design award. The robotics team is made up primarily of Berchmans Upper School students as well as Academy Junior, Olivia Thibodeaux.
The PTC Creo Design award – This judged award recognizes design elements of the robot that are both functional and aesthetic. All successful robots have innovative design aspects; however, the PTC Design Award is presented to teams that incorporate industrial design elements into their solution. These design elements could simplify the robot’s appearance by giving it a clean look, be decorative in nature, or otherwise express the creativity of the team. The winning design should not compromise the practical operation of the robots but complement its purpose. This award is sponsored by Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), developers of the CAD tools, Creo and Mathcad. PTC gives licenses to the FIRST Tech Challenge student teams for these software products to help them with their designs.
Congratulations to the entire team!!