2018 Power UP!
Innovation In Control - North Shore District, Reading
The Imagery Award - NE Championships, UNH
Lexi Little Fridge was an extremely agile and maneuverable robot due to her drivetrain. Built as an h-drive or a slide drive which allowed her to move in any direction (front, back, side to side, and strafe in any direction) without turning or engaging any extra wheels. The bot manipulated gears with a passive system that interacted with a human played feeding station. Fuel was launched with weighted flywheels and it climbed the rope with a Velcro winch system.
Lexi was a successful robot ranking 1, 13, and 18.
For our new recruits, our fall project was Bitty Bob, Bitty Bob is now being used as a programming test bench for our 2018 build season.
Excellence in Engineering - WPI
Creativity Award - Pine Tree
Finalist - New England Championships
Winner - Mainely Spirit
We also built an off-season robot "Long Bob". Click here to learn more about him!
Innovation in Control-Pine Tree District
Innovation in Control-UNH
Distinguished Controls-Battlecry at WPI
Victors-Battlecry at WPI
Robot Rodeo-Best Lil Dawgie
Finalist-Team 319 BOB Battle Of the Bay
Gracious Professionalism-Beantown Blitz
Innovation in Control-Pine Tree
Winner-Battle of the Bay
"Just" Because-Team 319 BOB Battle Of the Bay
Obstacle Course First Place-Team 4041Robot Rodeo
Wicked BFF's-Mainly Spirit
"Natasha" the 2014 robot was designed to throw a large exercise sized ball into a high goal and over a truss in the middle of the field. It was able to pick up balls from the ground by using what other teams dubbed the "scorpion tail", a curved arm with a wheel on the end, spinning to drag the ball into the robot. The shooter was a hoop on arms that would swing up and stop at the correct spot to get the ball into the high goal. The speed and angle of the throw was based on input from sensors on the front of the robot and the amazing programming done by our programming team. The robot could detect how far away from the wall we were and vary the speed and angle of the throw to make sure the ball went in as accurately as possible.
Rookie All-Star-Pine Tree
Governor's Promising STEM Youth Award
"Shasha" the 2013 robot was designed to feed Frisbee's from a feeder station and shoot them into goals for varying point values. This was achieved by spinning a wheel up to speed, rotating a cam that then pushed the Frisbee into a 90 degree turn and out of the robot. The height of the shooter can be adjusted by a winch which is also how we could climb onto a tower at the end of the match for added points. The hooks placed on top of the robot link on the bottom bar and the winch is driven down to pull the bottom of the robot up and off the ground.