2006 – Aim High

Game Animation:

Team Name: Gompei and the H.E.R.D.

Robot Name: Plastic Fantastic

Summary For The Year:

In the second year after FRC implemented an autonomous period where a robot could not be manually operated by a human, Team 190’s 2006 robot used a wide array of sensors to improve its autonomous ability. Mechanisms on the robot sorted balls, which were collected by two rollers, into a revolving 6-column storage container. Banner (beam-break) sensors monitored the balls in each compartment in order to avoid the balls becoming jammed. These sensors were instrumental because a lot of the 2006’s seasons problems arose from poorly managed balls. When ready to shoot, the sensors rotated to ensure that a column with balls was always in position above the shooter and allowed for a smooth transition to the flywheel-fed launcher on a rotating turret. A camera on the turret monitored the position of the green vision target while the turret turned in response to keep the goal constantly in sight.

Competitions Attended:

  • BAE Systems Granite State Regional (Manchester, NH)
  • Florida Regional (Orlando, FL)
  • FIRST Championships (Atlanta, GA)

Offseason Competitions Attended:

  • BattleCry@WPI 7
  • Bash at the Beach
  • River Rage


  • General Motors Industrial Design Award, Florida Regional
  • Regional Chairman’s Award, BAE Systems Granite State Regional

Team Pictures: None