Battling Robots and Manufacturing Basics

We recently had the privilege to visit Miami Lakes Educational Center in Miami Lakes, Florida and got the opportunity to meet an amazing Mastercam instructor and his awesome students. Paul Kynerd is the Engineering Instructor and uses Mastercam, as well as Mastercam University, to provide an introduction to Engineering to his students by having them build and run battling robots in the Battlebots IQ competitions.

Team lead Andrea Flores programs a robot component as instructor Paul Kynerd offers advice.

The team’s completed robot – complete with Mastercam decal and deceptively cute sticker.

The final build out of the robot requires design, mechanical and electrical skills.

Andrea shows off her certificate for successfully completing the online Mastercam University, which she used in class.

Paul runs an amazingly complete program with design stations, testing facilities, and a complete machine shop.

Please stay tuned for the full story to be published here on the blog within the next couple of months.

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