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Robotics History

Robotics Team History

Trinidad State Robotics Team got its start in late 2009 when the college was invited to join the Colorado Space Grant Consortium. The program has evolved gradually and each team has improved on the previous year’s design. In the spring the students participate in COSGC’s Robotics Challenge at the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Students then submit a research paper to the consortium and present their research at the COSGC’s Research Symposium.

The first paper was accepted in 2011 and since then the team has won the People’s Choice Award 5 times and their paper/presentation has won a session award twice.


2021 : BACON
(Beacon All-Terrain Communicating Operational Navigator)

  • 3 Robots total: A mothership and 2 drones
  • Sensors on mothership: 3 Ultrasonics, 3 Infrareds, 1 Tilt, 1 Compass, 1 Xbee
  • Sensors on each of two drones: 2 Ultrasonics, 1 Infrared, 1 Tilt, 1 Compass, 1 Xbee
  • Sensors on beacon: Pixy2 Sensor, 1 Xbee
  • 3 Custom Printed Circuit Boards
  • Language: Propeller C and Arduino C
  • All Wheels 3D Printed
  • Drone Bodies 3D Printed
  • Mothership cut from acrylic
  • Completed all 6 courses of our own design, since we went to the Sand Dunes by ourselves.
  • Successfully loaded and unloaded drones from the mothership
  • Semi-successfully mapped locations of obstacles.

BACON image

BACON Team Members image

2020 : WALKER

  • Sensors: Ultrasonics, Compass, Tilt, Beacon, Infrareds, 1 LCD, Bump.
  • Custom Printed Circuit Board
  • Language: PropC.
  • Wheels 3D Printed.
  • Completed all 6 courses of our own design since we went to the dunes by ourselves.

2020 WALKER image

2020 WALKER Team image

2020 : NITE
(Navigating Independent Terrain Explorer)

  • Sensors: Ultrasonics, Compass, Tilt, Beacon, Infrareds, 1 LCD, Bump.
  • Custom Printed Circuit Board
  • Language: PropC.
  • Wheels 3D Printed.
  • Completed all 6 courses of our own design since we went to the dunes by ourselves.

2020 NITE image

2020 WALKER Team image

2019: GRIFFEN
(
Golden Roaming Intelligent Fantabulous Fabricated Independent Navigator)

  • Sensors: Ultrasonics, Compass, Tilt, Beacon, Infrareds, 1 LCD, Bump.
  • Custom Printed Circuit Board
  • Language: PropC.
  • Wheels 3D Printed.
  • Completed all 6 courses.

2019 GRIFFEN image

2019 GRIFFEN Team image