M-SET gears up for new year

October 6, 2010 — by Stanley Yip

After an amazing victory for the Mechanical Science and Engineering Team (M-SET) last May in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, the team is now gearing up for another year of activities with more than 20 new members.

“I think we will be way more able to accomplish many more goals than we were able to do last year,” vice president junior Michael Zuccarino said.

On the list includes being more involved in the school and the community as well. M-SET plans to contribute to school rallies and possibly football games by using pressurized air cannons to fire T-shirts, confetti—virtually anything that can fit in a barrel.

M-SET is also collaborating with companies Automation Controls and Festo to build a new drum major podium for the band. The design consists of four electric pistons powered by a generator to raise the stand 3 feet to a total of 8 feet. The idea is to add a flourishing touch to the field show by having the drum majors rise. An estimated finish date is unknown.

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