OUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT
Each year FIRST assigns a challenge, and the thousands of FIRST teams work towards finding a solution in six weeks. Below is a video of the challenge Team 5190 faced their first year.
2014 – The Mosquito
In 2014, we built our first robot called the Mosquito. We came up with names, first the toaster, but once we competed we knew what to call it. With its low to the ground, defensive, bully other robots design, this robot “Will never go away!” This defensive robot was one of the best in its class at all competitions but it was also good a scoring goals. In one game the Mosquito even scored 89 points and lead our alliance to a defensive and offensive victory!
2015 – Lofty
Lofty was our 2015 robot. It was created for the game Recycle Rush. Lofty was named after a popular children’s TV show “Bob the Builder”. The crane in the show also shared the name with our robot. We named it after the character because unlike other robot designs which contained a generic elevator design we implemented a crane design. The crane arm picked up totes and trash cans for the Recycle Rush competition.
2016 – Excalibot
2016 was the year of Excalibot. It had a strong showing in the district events, and ultimately led us to becoming the captain of an alliance. Our design allowed us to breach most defenses, as well as score in the low goal. We even had a lift for scaling the tower.