Thursday, January 11, 2007

At the Kickoff, all teams were shown this year’s game field for the first time and received a
common kit of parts and a manual of game rules and regulations. Working with mentors, students
now have just six weeks to design, build, and test their robots to meet the season’s engineering
challenge. Once these young inventors create the robot, their teams participate in regional
competitions that measure the effectiveness of each robot, the power of collaboration, and the
determination of students.

In this year’s game, “Rack ‘N’ Roll,” students’ robots are designed to hang inflated colored
tubes on pegs configured in rows and columns on a 10-foot high center “rack” structure. Extra
points are scored by robots being in their home zone and lifted more than 4” off the floor by
another robot before the end of the 2 minute and 15 second match.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007


DSCF0220L.JPG, originally uploaded by southwestrobotics.

This is some brainstorming that we got done, then we did some mechanical design. we are getting lots done, we should start building very very very soon. I ll keep you all Posted! Go team 2129!!!!

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Kick Off

Today was the Kick Off. The game is a very well thought of game, and i know for a fact that theres thousands of teenagers around the country thinking of how to play it as i type this. The arena looks something like this:
Inter tube looking pieces will fit into the rack, and the point system will be based around how many rows and columns you get. This is going to be a hard robot to design, though im more than sure that we will be successful in the next couple of weeks.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, and we will keep you updated!

One more thing, check out some pictures from the kick off and the seminars, we will keep that updated too with pictures from the team and the work.

click here or copy and paste this link into your browser to see the pictures