|One of our scores from a round in the semifinals in Indy -- 106|
|Our mentor, Shawn VanNess holding our Excellence in Engineering Award|
|1720 robot stacking a six stack with garbage can and litter (pool noodle)|
FIRST challenged its teams to build robots that would stack plastic shipping totes and top them with Rubbermaid garbage cans. While other teams focused on manually loading totes into their robots from "feeder stations" located on the playing filed, our team aimed for picking totes directly from the center of the court. At competition we excelled because our robot was the only bot that could quickly and consistently utilize these totes already on the field.
|Our robot bringing in a tote|
Our robot bring the totes into its frame perimeter to maintain its center of gravity and consistently score points even while carrying stacks two or three times its own heights. It employs high quality mecanum wheels that allow it to move in any direction, even diagonally, with unparalleled control and maneuverability.
|Our robot picking up totes from the "landfill"|
|Team members consulting with mentor Rob Cartwright|