The robot is completed and WE ARE FULLY FUNDED!!!
BIG NEWS!!! The Robot is complete and we are now fully funded! Our project has been successful thanks to all of your generous support!
Our team stayed up VERY VERY late monday night (ok, it was technically Tuesday morning) and we finished the robot! We spent all weekend and Monday working on last-minute details and getting the Autonomous Mode working. It is now boxed up and sealed and awaiting our first tournament next weekend in San Antonio, the location of the Alamo Regional (March 1st-3rd). The Lonestar Regional (the reason for this Kickstarter Project) will be on April 5th through 7th in downtown Houston.
I have included a short teaser video showing how the robot is able to gather balls and shoot them. This video is meant to be a teaser....videos of the Gatorzilla in action will be released during or after the Alamo Regional.
The students installed some cool "Gator Green" style lights over the weekend. They look awesome! You'll also notice a rollcage on the top of the robot to help minimize damage in the event that our robot gets flipped while driving and balancing on the ramp. One thing that we will install once we get to the tournament will be our sponsor stickers on the side of the robot.
The rules state that the robots maximum weight is 120 pounds (plus bumpers and batteries...for a total weight of about 150 pounds). Our robot weighed in at nearly exactly 120 pounds!
We were all very excited (and very tired) when the robot was completed! BIG DAY! and just a few minutes ago after a flurry of backers, I'm excited all over again! We are FULLY FUNDED!!!!! You Kickstarters are AWESOME! We still have 42 hours to go, so hopefully our funding will grow even more! In fact, while writing this update, we received two more backers!. . .AMAZING!!! THANK YOU!!!
Here is the teaser video...enjoy!!. . . and thanks again! Keep spreading the word about our Project!
I've also included our Funding chart showing that we are now FULLY FUNDED!!!
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