Check Out Our Video

We just posted our first video on YouTube!!! Check it out and stay tuned for more updates on our progress. You can watch the video here.

2/3 Update

We’ve been hard at work trying to complete the robot. There are only two more weeks until the scrimmage and we still have a lot of work to do. But we have been making lots of progress.

One of our big advancements is working on a throwing mechanism. If you follow us on our twitter you would have seen a video of our prototype.

Treads! We’ve finally got them! Below is a picture.

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It’s not the final product but it’s a good start.

We’re working on a lot more right now that we can’t wait to show you. Stay tuned!

-Viking Robotics

1/16 Progress

The base of the robot was completed this morning. the build team is currently working on finding a place for the battery in the base of the robot. They are using zip ties as a temporary solution to secure the battery onto the base. We have a long ways to go but we’re making good progress!

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First Stronghold Competition Manual

Here is the complete manual and specifications for the First Stronghold Competition 

In summary: The goal is to shoot “boulders” into the opposing teams tower and cross defenses. Robots can scale the opposing team’s tower by extending a hook towards the top of the tower and pulling the robot up the tower. The towers can be weakened by throwing or pushing boulders inside and defenses can be weakened by crossing them twice.

This is just a brief summary. The complete rules and guidelines can be read by clicking the link above.