The 2013-2014 season was our rookie year with the theme Block Party. Team Data Force competed in 2 qualifiers and 2 state competitions. At the Highlands Ranch qualifier our team won the Inspire Award which is a overall good team, robot, and community outreach. At the Wyoming state competition we won the Think award for having a great engineered robot and a engineering notebook. While competing at Colorado state our team finished 9th in running the robot.
The Data Force robot is a four wheel drive robot using Matrix 4" white wheels and two Omni wheels in front to help with steering. The front geared down basket is used to scoop blocks and place the blocks in baskets ranging from 12" from the floor to over 28". In the center of the robot is an arm that will raise to allow the robot to pull itself up on a bar that is placed in the center of a ramp. Finally, in the back of the robot is a geared up attachment used to raise a flag on the playing field in less than 3 seconds. Our robot begins in an 18" cube configuration and can grow to over 30" long and 32" tall!