Kickoff of the 2016 season was January 9, and it was intense. A brand new game with new challenges slapped us in the face, but we were ready. (Check out the game reveal video here.) Simply put, our objective is to build a robot that can cross various “defenses” and throw “boulders” into the enemy’s tower.
We have been toying with a few ideas. Of course, our first thought was how to get a boulder into that top goal. Ideas such as a launcher (similar to a baseball throwing machine) and a catapult are the main front runners for that idea. We have also been thinking about a robot that specializes in just knocking down defenses to score points. A very short robot (to fit under the low flap) and an arm or two to raise and lower gates/ bridges is what we have so far on that idea.
Currently we are building the various defenses to get a better idea of exactly what we will have to cross. Before long, though, we will begin work on the actual robot.