Requirements are the first aspects needed for the robot to be created and are crucial to completing our goals. The team goal is developed from the strategy or strategies the teams devise. These requirements are documented and stored within the engineering notebook.

Playing Field Assembly

The WHS STEAM Machine believes in testing their products in the most realistic scenarios. To do so, the team constructs their own personal copy of the playing field each year. The playing field is built before the engineering process begins to allow testing of prototypes while evaluating alternative designs.

Workshop and Safety

The WHS STEAM Machine utilizes OSHA Safety Standards and implements workshop and safety managers to ensure safe practices. Safety managers are responsible for monitoring personal protective equipment (P.P.E.) and its use during construction. Workshop managers clean the work spaces after use of any tools in the area. Following these strict standards not only protects the employees, but increases the lifetime of the tools and quality of products.

Robot Construction

The robot construction is carried out by our greatest engineers. Together, they create a robotic solution to the challenge set by B.E.S.T. Incorporated. These engineers often go on to follow the same career path of S.T.E.M..


In order to ensure quality products, testing must take place. These managers are responsible for testing robot prototypes for alternative designs and recording practice rounds on the student-built playing field. The excellence provided by the WHS STEAM Machine is optimized during testing and its documentation.

Team Exhibit Construction/Design

The team exibit structure is created to house information about the WHS STEAM Machine’s outreach, path to the robot, and information on the importance of the challenge presented by B.E.S.T. Inc.. Informal interviews take place within the structure. To learn about the STEAM Machine, find their exhibit on game day for casual conversation and quick answers.


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