2009 | Sir Lance-A-Bot

Quick Facts

  • Name: Sir Lance-A-Bot

  • Year: 2009

  • Weight: 120 lbs

  • Programming Language: Labview

  • Status: Decommissioned

  • Game: Lunacy

  • Initial Size: 37″ x 26″ x 59.5″

  • Extended Size: 37″ x 26″ x 11′

  • Competition History

    • Minnesota North Star Regional – Chairman’s Award
    • Archimedes Division
  • Features

    • Crab Drive
    • Vision Tracking Turret
    • Single speed transmission drive train geared for ~10 feet/second
    • Incredibly strong super structural arm assembly

Competition Rankings

Minnesota North Star Regional

Rank 28 of 51

Archimedes Division

Rank 61 of 87

Season Challenges:

  • Speed was our largest struggle. The robot could not move quickly, the turret was slow, the elevator was slow, and the vision system was slow. We were able to execute on everything we wanted, however as an entire robot, there were difficulties
  • Lunacy was a difficult game. The combination of a hyper-complex robot and an unusual game ensured that we never knew how the games would run. In the end, we ended up re-tooling the top of our robot and turning it into “dumper” style robot that worked far better once we got to Atlanta.