Bop-It was built for the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition, Aerial Assist. Click on the logo to see the game animation.
FIM District Waterford Event: This was our first event as a rookie team, and were able to go 5-9 in the qualifying matches, which made us 2nd pick of the #5 seeded alliance. We lost in the quarterfinals to the #4 seeded alliance.
FIM District Troy Event: For our second event, we did better, going 7-5 in the qualifying matches, which made us captain of the #7 seeded alliance. We lost in the quarterfinals to the #2 seeded alliance.
Michigan Advanced Robotics Competition (Offseason): This was our first ever off-season event, and one that we did not do too badly at. Although we went 4-6 in qualifiers, we were the 2nd pick of the #4 seeded alliance. We lost in the finals to the #3 seeded alliance.
Great Lakes Bay Bot Bash: (Offseason): We placed 11th highest in OPR but only went 4-7 in the qualifying matches. We were the 2nd pick of the #5 seeded alliance, but lost in the quarterfinals to the #4 seeded alliance.
- This year, we used six 4 inch diamond tread versa wheels driven by belts on two VEX Pro 2 Cim 1 Mini Cim Ballshifter gearboxes.
- The main manipulator is able to catch balls and throw them using angled metal and complaint wheels.
- A folding arm intakes balls off of the ground and place them in the cradle.
This season was our rookie year, and it taught us good lessons. It is hard to do well with mentors and students that are all new to FRC, but we made the best with what we had. We were able to do alright for a rookie team, and use the information we gathered to springboard us into further success and constant improvement. In the end, our record was 21-30.