GravitechX participates annually in the First Robotics Competition (FRC). FRC is a rigorous competition in which students have twelve weeks to design, build, and test a robot, given a theme and a set of challenges.
In this upcoming year, we will be participating in the 2020 FRC competition. We are working year-round to train our team and prepare ourselves to place even higher next year. In order to compete in the competition next year, we need donations to help us out. Please check out our donations page for more information.
GravitechX competes in their first FRC competition as a First Year Rookie Team. We are given 6 weeks to design, build, and test our robot.
In response, our team designed and fabricated the Mach 1, a lightweight and fast robot optimized to score points via the delivery of gears. We successfully won the Rookie Inspiration Award.
To compete, our team designed, developed, and maintained Atlas-9, our robot that we brought to the 2018 competitions. Atlas-9 used a 3 tier cascade lift to elevate power cubes. Attached to the lift was a mechanism for grabbing and releasing the cubes. This allowed us to move power cubes appropriately for all challenges mentioned in the above video. We earned the Excellence in Engineering Award for a constant force spring that was attached to the lift to help combat the force of gravity.
For the 2019 competition, our team designed and programmed a small 90-pound robot to compete in two competitions. Using an arm mechanism that can swing 180°, the robot was able to successfully grab cargo and place it in the cargo ship, allowing us to move cargo quickly and efficiently.