The Team

Anna Buchele


Anna is a member of the class of 2018 at Olin College of Engineering. She is majoring in Engineering with Robotics. Her goals for this project were to create a fun and engaging mechatronic game, produce robust electrical systems, gain experience with embedded software design, and not set anything on fire. She was able to accomplish all but one of these.

Chloe Grubb

Chloe is a member of the class of 2019 at Olin College of Engineering. She is majoring in Engineering with Robotics. She chose robotics because she enjoys many different types of engineering, including mechanical, electrical, and programming. Her main goals were to focus on the mechanical and electrical aspects of this project, and also to practice her design skills to create an aesthetically pleasing and engaging project. She also wanted this to be project that people could interact with and would continue to work past the Elecanisms semester. That meant trying to create something that was fairly robust, and modular in case of repair.


Andrew Holmes


Andrew is a passionate mechanical engineering student who developed an interest in engineering when he built and introduced 3D printing to his high school. After this project he does not want to look at a 3D printer again. His learning goals included learning more about mechanical design with a focus on integrated systems, developing teaming strategies around specific sub-teams, and becoming a scrum master by age 30.

Paige Pfenninger

Paige is a member of the class of 2019 at Olin College of Engineering. She is majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Paige enjoys making complicated wiring systems at the last minute and not being able to test code until a few hours before the project is due. Her goal for this project was to not set anything on fire. So far, she has been able to accomplish those goals.


Screwball Paul

We won Screwball Paul during our team bonding event at Fun and Games in Natick Massachusetts. He is our team mascot and has helped us through all of our struggles during this project. Paul is not majoring in anything. He makes his living as a Screwball Scramble referee. His creepy smile and unrelenting stare has been said to make players extremely uncomfortable, but cheating has been nonexistent since he took over enforcing the rules.


  • "I have time, but I don't have pants."
  • "Can the weeble wobble be mounted higher up? Then the crane can more easily swing around and catch it and still have room for the rocketship to fit underneath it"
  • "I left for seven minutes and you lit our project on fire."
  • "Flathead screwdrivers generally work better for prying things, that is until you stab yourself in the finger."