Each three-team alliance has three ways to help defeat the boss:
  • Playing power ups. Alliances exchange power cubes for power ups. Power ups provide a timed advantage during the match. There are three power ups that can be played: Force, Boost, and Levitate.
  • Start rotors. Robots deliver gears to pilots on their airship for installation. Once the gear train is complete, they turn the crank to start the rotor.
  • Climbing the scale tower. Robots work together to climb the scale tower to face the boss.
  [2018] - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008
Event / Location
Date
ED (Shearing)'s Record
Rank
Orlando Regional
Palm Beach Convention Center; West Palm Beach, Florida (USA)
Scouting 
03/07 - 03/11
39 
Rocket City Regional
Von Braun Center; Huntsville, Alabama (USA)
Scouting 
03/14 - 03/18
Houston Nationals
George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX, USA
Scouting 
04/17 - 04/22

Dylan $.   (Programmer in training, Electrical, Mechanical) None of your concern

"I made this, I don't need a quote."

Logan T.   (Programmer in training, Electrical, Mechanical) I do what is needed

"Do you think I can make that?"

David L.   (Mechanical) I do what is needed

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happend."

Harley   (Mechanical, Electrical) I do what is needed

"I'm not a motorcycle"

Sean B.  

Tatum K.   (Lead Chairman's woman lady female nonmale) I spread STEM through out the community.

"Don't call me chairmans lady."

Andre V.   (Mechanical.) I help build the robot

"If it sucks it sucks so suck it up buttercup."

Sean B.   (Mechanical) I no one

"Is that the solder?"

Jacob T.   (A bit of everything) I do everything I am tasked with or needed to do.

"Goat Scream"

Jake V.   (Electrical, mechanical) I do electrical thingz.

"I think I broke it."

Tyler S.   (Electrical, mechanical, Pit boss, Safety captain) I clean and organize the pit while making sure everyone is following safety rules.

"Can you put that clip board up when you're done?"

Seth S.   (Human Player, Mechanical, Pneumatics) Mounting Robots

"I don't care."

Ben Shuman   (Coach) I Run the team, but not into the ground.

"I don't mean to sound like a salesman but i'm pretty excited about this."

Bob Baggerman   (Mentor, Programmer) I help run the team

Albert LaRoe   (Coach) I help run the team

Chris Niger   (Mentor, Sponser) I help run the team

Joe Sheehan   (Mentor) I help run the team

Amy Sheehan   (Organization) I help run the team

Jim Barnes   (Mentor) I help run the team

Mike Fleischer   (Mentor, Head Web Developer, Sheet Metal, Fabricator, CM) I help run the team


Name: ED (Shearing)
Weight: 119 lbs.
Dimensions: 24.5 in. x 32.5 in. x 54.5 in. tall
Material: Aluminum and Lexan


Autonomous

Crossing the line, placing a cube on the switch & placing a cube on the scale from all positions

Climbing Mechanism

Twin-motor, single gear box crossbow, nicknamed "Kraken" Single-speed, double-deduction with a 108-to-1 ratio

Drivebase

Mecanum wheels, CIM motor (9-to-1 ratio)

Programming

We are using IDE Eclipse to compile C++

Robotic Arm

15,000 rom Acme thread The extension arm is a custom designed gear box 1.4 N.m (Newton Meter) of torque (198.25670051 ozf.in (ounce force inch) Raised and lowered on a 1411.6667-to-1 chain drive

Robotic Hand

Pnuematically controlled pinchers

Suspension

Four-wheel independant suspension on Teflon sleeves