2019

2019 GAME:   DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE 

THE ROBOT

  • drive train with mecanum wheels to allow forward, backward and sideways movement
  • driver controlled during sandstorm
  • two cameras for use during sandstorm and regular play
  • automated controls for scoring and climbing
  • electronic panel fitted on the lift supports to allow for easy access
  • 12 motors: four for drive train, four for stilts, two for cargo intake, one for lift, and one for rotating cargo/hatch system
  • two intake wheels for gathering and ejecting cargo
  • cargo and hatch manipulator mounted on an elevator lift
  • pneumatic pistons for ejecting hatch panels
  • lift can reach 7 feet to allow scoring on all levels of the rocket
  • can climb on to (1 ft 7 in) third level platform on hab zone during end game
  • stilt system that works with lift to raise robot

COMPETITION AND STANDINGS

  • Midwest Regional – March 7 – 9, 2019, Chicago, IL
    After qualifying rounds, ranked 36 of 53.
  • Central Illinois Regional – March 20 -23, 2019, Peoria, IL
    After qualifying rounds, ranked 7 of 40. Finished as a semi-finalist.

BUILD SEASON BLOG

THE TEAM

Students:
Alyssa W, Alex L, Ben D, Bob W, David S, Derya B, Eli L, Faith M, Grant H, Jacob C, Jacob P, Joel M, Jordan R, Jordan W, Kevin G, Kevin W, Liam O, Matt Y, Matthew B, Phoebe C, Sarah K, Sean L

High Schools Represented:
Auburn, Belvidere Central, Belvidere North, Boylan Catholic, Eisenhower, Guilford, Harlem, Oregon, Rockford Christian, and several Home Schools

Mentors:
Brenda Adami, Gabriel Cotto, Jake Ellenberger, Brock Heckel, Mary Johnson, Christina MaGee, Brad Masbruch, John McInerney, David Mouri, Terrill Power, Lukas Shroeder, Ashley Smith, Daniel Smith, Jean Taylor, Morgan Waterson, Eric Williams, Jeff Willsea, Dillon Witt