2009 Build Season Update: Week 3 Activities

As week two closes and week three dawns, team 2039 is excited to what this new week of the season will bring… but before we get to that, we must tell you of the epic adventures of robot design during week two!

The design of the robot has taken off. Our design plan for the robot includes having a fast conveyor system that will pick up balls from the playing field, then once the balls reach the inside of our robot they will fill up the space in the “hopper system”. This hopper system will basically be a big bin for ball storage with a floor that will move upwards and push the balls into our rotating turret. The turret will be multi-faceted, it will be able to either dump the balls into an opponents trailer or place them into our goal for a human player to throw them into trailers.