Occam XVI: Sir Launch-a-Lot

2016: FIRST Stronghold

Game Description:

FIRST Stronghold was the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition game. The game was played by two alliances of up to three teams each, and involves breaching the opponents’ defenses, known as outer work as well as capturing their tower by first firing "boulders" (small foam balls) at it, and then surrounding or scaling the tower using a singular rung on the tower wall. Points were scored by crossing elements of the tower's outer works, shooting boulders into the opposing tower's five goals in order to lower the tower strength, and by surrounding and scaling the tower. More information can be found on Wikipedia.


  • AndyMark Rhino Tank Drive

  • Dual Cim turreted shooter

  • Window motor powered arms for defenses

  • Ball collection system

  • Vision targeting powered by a Jetson TK1

  • Over 40 3D printed parts

  • CNC cut aluminum frame

Status: Disassembled

Sir Launch-a-Lot in Quarter Final Match 2 at the 2016 NC District Campbell University Event