High School Animatronics competitions require students to demonstrate knowledge of mechanical and control systems by designing, fabricating, and controlling an animatronics device that will communicate, entertain, inform, demonstrate and/or illustrate a topic, idea, subject or concept. Sound, lights and a surrounding environment must accompany the device.
Through months of planning and hours of hard work, Mountain View’s team of six, made up of students Ethan Granados, Kevin Acosta, Rebekah Cornwall, Ricardo Meiji and Seth Reid, overcame all of the issues that faced them. The animatronic was a Benjamin Franklin doll that provided commentary on the Constitution. Moments of last minute adjustments could have been the difference between winning and losing.