We are a second-year robotics team. We formed in the fall of 2017 and had an amazing rookie year, including coming in second place in our first competition and qualifying for the world championships. This year we have over thirty active members with a varied skill set.
Our team thrives off our ability to adapt to change. As a rookie team last year, no one was expecting the amount of dedication that the season would require, yet every member stepped up and performed admirably, often working side by side with people whom, just weeks ago, they had only known in passing. The entire team bonded more quickly than anyone could have imagined, joking around with each other like old friends. On days when we had to cancel practice due to snow days, a hardy few showed up at our coach's house to build the drive train or install our lead screw. Nothing could stop us from having a working robot by Stop Build day..
Meet Sir LanceBot
Weight: 119.75 lbs. / Max. Cube lift height: 28 in. Drive Train: Tank Drive (Belt driven) / Vertical Arm: Screw-driven lift with pneumatic grippers and motorized intake wheels
Robot & Game Strategy:
Our robot, Sir LanceBot, is designed to place cubes on the switch and in the vault. We deemed the tasks of tackling the scale and climbing to be to difficult for a rookie team and decided instead to be as effective as possible in controlling the switch and earning power ups for our alliance. Once we have control of our own switch, we will be able to go to the other side of the field and take ownership of the other alliance’s switch using power cubes from the portals located near the other team’s alliance station. Additionally, we plan to deliver power cubes to the vault to activate the levitate power up because our robot cannot climb.
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