The Viking Robotics Team 2928 (Ballard High School, Seattle, WA) came home with the championship award, medals and a banner from the Mount Vernon District competition last week.
As a sponsor of the team and local boosters, OnlineMetals couldn’t be more proud of the hard work these kids put into their project.
The team’s robot, the mighty Odin, showed itself to be strong with a drive train perfected over several build seasons, with the addition of pneumatic gearboxes which allowed the driver to shift up or down depending on power needs, either for speed or defense.
The young designers ironed out bugs in the system and consistently shot the ball into the high goal (the competition’s core challenge) in the autonomous phase of the game. And with a very well designed pick up system – which was extensively prototyped – they could quickly pick up a ball from the field and race to the goals to score either in the high goal or the low goal, or pass it over the truss to one of our alliance partners.
To see the robot in action, follow this link to the competition video>>
Great job to all the students who worked diligently on this project. OnlineMetals is proud to support your success!
Team’s Total Awards
- District Champions
- Industrial Engineering Award
- Safety Award
- A student, Paul Earhart, Junior, going on to Portland Regionals for the Dean’s List Award
- A mentor, James Craig, going on to Portland Regionals for the Woodie Flowers Award