2011 Robot

circlehangDescription of robot

Treze Sortudo (Lucky 13) was our 13th robot and our 13th year of FIRST competition. The robot was designed to collect tubes from the floor and quickly return to score them on any of the rungs of the scoring pegs. The arm was articulated to stay within the required physical dimensions in all playing modes. The “end game” required launching a mini-bot to climb a 10′ pole at the end of the match. The mini-bot evolved  during the season and reduced in speed from 10 seconds to about 2 seconds. The robot continued to improve throughout the season.

Strengths- Robust, durable, maneuverable, long stretching arm.

Unique features- Mini-Bot launcher, pneumatic gripper

Favorite memories- Waiting, waiting, waiting while the mini-bot climbed to the top!


  • Entrepreneurship award
  • Regional Finalists


  • Engineering Inspiration Award
  • Regional Winners

Smokey Mountain

  • Woodie Flowers Award (Kevin Kelly)
  • Regional Finalists

St. Louis

  • Quarter Finalists in Newton Division

2011 Pictures