ZG Space Station

Here in the Zero Gravity Space Station is where our currently docked robots rest. These bots were designed, built, and utilized by many of the teammates that have joined our crew.  

Over the course of each season, they helped bring many of us together in a fun, yet educational way, creating lasting friendships.

While most of these robots have been retired, there are still a couple ready to launch at a moment's notice, in the name of teaching STEM/STEAM. 

Eruption

For the 2024 season, Crescendo, Eruption was our solution to the challenge.

Named due to both the way the robot shoots the game "Notes" and as a musical reference to the song "Eruption" by Van Halen.

Check out our reveal video here: Zero Gravity FRC 2180 - Reveal Video 2024 - "ERUPTION" (youtube.com) 

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Side Note: Based on our performance this season, we believe this is the sturdiest robot we've built to date.

REDO

For the 2023 season, Charged Up, Redo was our solution to the challenge.

Jokingly named after the amount of times we had to "redo" certain systems of this bot.

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Rattler

For the 2022 season, Rapid React, Rattler was our solution to the challenge.

Named due to the amount of rattling this robot made from drilled rivets & lost bolts trapped in the sides of the drivetrain.

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Lemon Zest

For the 2020 season, Infinite Recharge, Lemon Zest was our solution to the challenge.

Named after the amount of yellow that shed on the bot from the balls that were being used this season.

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lunokhod

For the 2019 season, Destination: Deep Space, Lunokhod was our solution to the challenge.

Named after the Russian word for "Moon Robot".

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Scorpion

For the 2018 season, Power Up, Scorpion was our solution to the challenge.

Named because of the way the robot looks when the intake flips down.

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EGG

For the 2017 season, Steamworks, this was our solution to the challenge.

The reason for the name is not remembered.

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guppy 2.0

For the 2016 season, Stronghold, Guppy 2.0 was our solution to the challenge.

Inspired by our 2012 robot, Guppy.

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Crater

For the 2015 season, Recycle Rush, Crater was our solution to the challenge.

Jokingly named after the number of holes that we drilled in order to reduce weight on the arm.

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avalanche

For the 2014 season, Aerial Assist, Avalanche was our solution to the challenge.

The reason for the name is not remembered.

This robot has a special place on our team for its design and performance during the season. Thanks to it and our drivers, we were qualified to compete at the World Championship in St. Louis, MO again.

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For the 2013 season, Ultimate Ascent, this was our solution to the challenge.

Unfortunately, the original name of this robot has been lost in time.

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Guppy

For the 2012 season, Rebound Rumble, Guppy was our solution to the challenge.

Named after one of our team captains via his nickname.

This robot has a special place on our team for its design and performance during the season. Thanks to it and our drivers, we were qualified to compete at the World Championship in St. Louis, MO.

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Penguin-Bot

For the 2011 season, Logo Motion, Penguin-Bot was our solution to the challenge.

The reason for the name is not remembered.

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2007 - 2010

Unfortunately, there are no other records that we know of with pictures, nor the names, of our previous competition robots.

The only picture we have is from the 2008 season, Overdrive (pictured left).

The only other robot to mention would be our founding year (2007) robot, with which we were able to attend to our first World Championship in Atlanta, GA via the Rookie Seed Award.

Robo-Willie

Our final robot is one we previously designed, built, and maintained:

Robo-Willie.

This bot was used in partnership with the MCIA (Mercer County Improvement Authority) as a tool to teach children the importance of recycling. 

Multiple times during the year we would bring him to our own community event, and even the regional championships, to teach. The rest of the time the MCIA would bring him around to schools and events around our county.

Unfortunately, Robo-Willie is no longer with us, but the times with our team will never be forgotten.

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