Members who join the Harvard Undergraduate Robotics Club (HURC) are split into teams for a fun, week-long robotics competition before being sorted onto their final project teams. The new members participate in mechanical, electrical, and computer science workshops before constructing a line-following robot for the competition. The robot that completes the course in the least amount of time wins.
New HURC members take a break from building their line followers and spend some time eating outside and playing frisbee. (Photo courtesy of HURC)
Two teams test and debug their robots side-by-side on the test course. (Photo courtesy of HURC)
Two members try their robot out on a test course and debug their code. (Photo courtesy of HURC)
A new member solders leads onto the motor for their line follower. (Photo courtesy of HURC)
A line follower that successfully completed the course moves on to the challenging “hard mode.” (Photo courtesy of HURC)
A new HURC member explains the difficulties his team encountered while building the line follower robot. (Photo courtesy of HURC)
Members have a good laugh as one of the line followers refuses to start. (Photo courtesy of HURC)