2007: Rack ‘n Roll
The objective of the competition was to raise torus-shaped game pieces and place them upon specially designed rack. The points were calculated with 2 to the nth power, where n was the number of tubes placed horizontally or vertically in a row. At the end of the round, robots scored points for being lifted off the ground.
Our team built a robot with a claw that could lift tubes to the lower two levels of the rack. It was a 6 wheel, chain driven robot. The design was good, but there were some issues with the quality of the build. Our claw was smashed multiple times and had to be rebuilt and reinforced.
We attended the Pacific Northwest Regional in Portland Oregon.