THE 2003 GAME:
This was about getting points by having the most boxes on your side of the field at the end
of 2 minutes. But, if you stacked boxes on top of each other, it multiplied your points by the
number of boxes stacked. For example, if we had 10 boxes on our side, that’s 10 points.
But, if we also had a stack of 2 boxes on our side it was 10x2. if there was a stack of 3 it
would be 10x3, and so on. We built a multi-purpose robot. It had an arm in the front which
was used to pick up boxes. To aid the arm, a forklift-like attachment was put on the front.
The robot was also small enough to go under a bar, which gave you an advantage to the
game. It was also fast, which was also an advantage. It wasn’t very wide, but it was wide
enough to push the boxes around the way we wanted them to go.
UNIVERSITY NEIGHBORHOOD HIGH SCHOOL  ROBOTICS
2003 ROBOT BUILD>
Our 2003 robot.
The pneumatic arm lifts the crate
parallel to the ground.
Our 2003 robot being packed in the
box on ship day.
Mr. Roddick helping a mentor drill
Henry assembling the Skil-Bosch
motor. You would know it's a delicate
job if you've done it before.
Vincent filing a piece down a piece of
metal.  He could make metal pieces
perfectly square!  He had patience!
Jason, Mathew, Avi working on
the two level circuit board.
The robot looks right, but boy, it
will show many problems later on.
Mathew and Geoffrey hopefully
programming but probably playing a
video game or loading a music video.
Lack of security coverage drove both
UNHS and Brooklyn Tech into the
streets.
We needed a place to work so we
moved all the equipment to one of
the mentor's house. We worked
11 hrs. that day.
Avi and a mentor working on
the drivetrain.
Work being done  on the
drivetrain.
Marc , David , Danny , Jason showing
off the assembled 2003 robot.
John, Vince, Danny, Vincent and Marc
proudly showing off the 2003 robot
before packing.
Avi and Jason working hard on getting
the wheels to spin properly and the
pneumatics to work. (Day of Blizzard of
2003).
Avi having a discussion
with a prospective robotics member.
Brooklyn Tech HS allowed us to use
their gym to do a quick test of our
robot.  Thanks Brooklyn Tech!
Our 2003 robot called Vaporizer lifting
the container successfully.
Our 2003 robot being put in the
delivery truck.
Our edubot we constructed for
educational purposes.
Marc , David , Danny , Jason showing
off the assembled 2003 robot.
John, Vince, Danny, Vincent and Marc
proudly showing off the 2003 robot
before packing.
Brooklyn Tech HS allowed us to use
their gym to do a quick test of our
robot.  Thanks Brooklyn Tech!
Our initial 2-tier circuit board.  We
finally changed to a single tier board
mounted directly on the chassis.
Henry, Vincent, Jason, and Mr.
Friedland working on the robot.
Vincent Valermo working on the
chassis and Jason lifting the arm for
access.