Day: June 13, 2016

Mechanical Engineering MachineShop Staff Share Machining Skills with FIRST Robotics Team

A select team of teenage robotics enthusiasts will spend next week, June 13-17, 2016, at Michigan Tech, working with Mechanical Engineering machinists Marty Toth and Bill Langdon to learn how to operate several metalworking machines including grinders, band saws, belt sanders, drill presses, mills and lathes. The students will also learn blueprint reading, how to use measuring tools and the importance of shop safety.

For more information on the workshop, contact Marlene Lappeus at or 7-4518.

Read more at Tech Today, by Jenn Donovan.

FIRST Robotics Team members get a leg up on competitors

“They were working in garages and often maybe not even as safe as they could and they didn’t know the safe practices and also maybe not creating a part that they put in that robot and then they’re not as competitive,” said department chairman, Dr. William Predebon.

Read more and watch the video at WLUC-TV 6.

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FIRST Robotics TV6

Copper Country High School students attend robotics workshop at MTU

“We had to watch a lot of safety videos before this to prepare us for this and they would show us how to run the machines,” said Danielle Lund, Houghton High School student.

Read more and watch the video at UP Matters.

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