Mechatronics students create mini golf holes

LCTI students pose for a photo beside the miniature golf hole they created using electrical circuits.

First-year students from LCTI’s Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology program created mini golf holes featuring obstacles that employed electrical circuits.

SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. — First-year Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology students teamed up to design miniature golf holes that incorporate electrical circuits.

Their teacher, Lisa Heineman, invited Lehigh Career & Technical Institute staff to play the holes on Thursday (Feb. 8) and rate the experience. Three morning-session teams and four afternoon-session teams competed to be the “judge’s choice” winner.

Designing and building miniature golf holes was the culminating project for a unit on electrical circuits. Students used circuits to add obstacles like windmills, turntables, and paddle wheels, as well as decorative lights, to their holes.

Mrs. Heineman reviewed staff scorecards and tabulated the results, revealing that Team 1 and Team 6 won the morning and afternoon session competitions, respectively.

The Team 1 members are:

  • Silas Beres, Parkland High School 
  • Tejas Kayam, Emmaus High School
  • Traviz Lichman, Academic Center/William Allen High School
  • Cohen Wilson, Parkland High School

The Team 6 members are:

  • Joel Chavez, William Allen High School
  • Joshua Earles, Northwestern Lehigh High School
  • Jayden Morales, Louis E. Dieruff High School

Congratulations to the winning teams and kudos to all of the participants!

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