Our 5th season was a hugely successful year for us - our first time making it to Einstein and a season finish a single point away from being World Champions. We made significant advancements in our manufacturing - using components that were CNC fabricated in-house for the first time, and implemented a new path following algorithm on our robot. Celt-X managed to bring home a medal at every official event and every level of play - from our first district qualifier, all the way to the Einstein finals - we were either finalists or winners in every competition!
Destination: Deep Space is the name of the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) challenge. The game involves two alliances of three teams each competing to preform various tasks before their rocketships leave planet Primus. For the first fifteen seconds, driver vision is impeded by a sandstorm, so they must rely on pre-programmed instructions or control their robot with the help of a camera. After the sandstorm clears, alliances must place "Cargo" (rubber balls) in their Cargo Ships and Rockets and seal the balls in with "Hatch Panels". Finally, the robots must climb to safety onto a two foot "HAB Platform" at the end of the match. More information can be found on Wikipedia.
More information on each of Buzz's subsystems can be found in Meet the Robot.
To learn more about Buzz's subsystems, click on the green pins.
Buzz was named after Buzz Aldrin, one of the first astronauts to land on the moon. We thought this was fitting as 2019 was the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing! Our practice bot, Curiosity, was named after the largest and most ambitious rover NASA has ever sent to Mars.