2014 San Diego Regional
Entrepreneurship Award: The Entrepreneurship Award celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and recognizes a team which has developed a comprehensive business plan in order to define, manage, and achieve team objectives. This team displays entrepreneurial enthusiasm and the vital business skills to ensure a self-sustaining program.
2014 Silicon Valley Regional
Regional Chairman’s Award (Qualifies our team for the Championship Event): FIRST‘s most prestigious award, it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. The award helps keep the central focus of the FIRST Robotics Competition on the goal of inspiring greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology.
|Dimensions:||27″ W x 28.5″ L x 53.5″ H|
|Concept:||Early in the season, we identified key features as being able to shoot, pick up, catch, and easily pass balls. We wanted each of these features to function independently in order to still have a competitive robot even if one of these features did not work properly, but still wanted to have a cohesive robot design that didn’t have redundant components. Thus, we chose to integrate all key components into a single assembly that can function even if one component fails. The end result is a simple robot that can reliable execute game tasks. We also wanted the option of having the different methods of scoring available to us in the event that one method works better than the others.|