2001 – Diabolical Dynamics


Team Name: Gompei and the H.E.R.D.

Robot Name: Gompei2k1

Summary for the Year:

Gompei2k1 was another successful robot for the team. Continuing their miniFIRST tradition, the team kicked off the year with an excited group of participants ready to face this year’s challenge. Brainstorming all sorts of game-play ideas, the team opted to pick up balls as our main strategy. Dubbing Gompei2k1 as the “SpiderGoat” for its initial ability to climb over the dividing bar, the team headed to the New England Regional. Realizing we were one of the fastest in the bunch, the team opted to replace the spider legs with a multitasking bridge balancer and resetter. This proved to be the answer as Gompei2k1 took home gold along with the Motorola Quality Award from the Long Island Regional. At Nationals, the team was a division quarterfinalist. In off-season competition, Gompei2k1 was on the winning alliance in  3 of the  7 competitions it attended. Also, the team took home several awards  including Team Spirit for their long trek to Kokomo, Indiana to play in Hoosier Havoc and Beach Bum at the Bash at the Beach competition in Connecticut.

Competitions Attended

  • UTC New England Regional, Hartford CT
  • SBPLI Long Island Regional, Long Island NY
  • National Championship (Disney World)

Offseason Competitions Attended

  • Hoosier Havoc, Kokomo IN
  • Mayhem on the Merrimack
  • BattleCry@WPI
  • Bash at the Beach
  • RiverRage


  • Robotics Competition Winner (SBPLI)
  • Motorola Quality Award (SBPLI)
  • Outstanding Team Spirit (Indiana)
  • 1st Place Alliance (Bash at the Beach)
  • Beach Bums (Bash at the Beach)
  • 1st Place (RiverRage)