Another student who is a part of the larger robotics team at Carl Hayden. He is Cristian’s age and invites Cristian onto the team. Michael helps build the pumpkin-throwing trebuchet, but when the robotics team starts to work on the robot, Michael’s participation is more haphazard. He has a hard time in school and struggles to maintain his grades. Subject to Fredi’s rule that if he cannot keep his grades up he cannot be on the team, Fredi and Allan announce that Michael will be unable to go on the trip to Santa Barbara just one day before they leave, forcing the other students to adapt and shift Michael’s responsibilities to Oscar.
Michael Hanck Character Timeline in Spare Parts
The timeline below shows where the character Michael Hanck appears in Spare Parts. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Lorenzo and Cristian both sign up for the 7:00 a.m. robotics club class. Together with Michael Hanck, they begin to construct a massive catapult. As their designs grow outlandish, Fredi sees... (full context)
...for being late. When the competition starts, it takes all three of them—Cristian, Oscar, and Michael—to arm the trebuchet. On their first try, the pumpkin flies about 100 feet. They add... (full context)
...hopeful about their chances. But the day before their departure, Fredi and Allan announce that Michael will not be joining them, since he hasn’t gotten his grades up in summer school.... (full context)