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Deep Space

In 2019 the Green Reapers will be going into Deep Space. In this year's game robots must be designed to pick up Hatch Panels and place them on either the Rocket or Cargo Bay. The robots can then score Cargo in the Rockets or Cargo Bay. At the end of the match additional points can be scored for getting onto different height platforms.
Watch the game animation for more details on how points are scored in Deep Space.


Over the past week and a half the team has been busy working on our strategy. After many hours of discussions the decision was made to go with a robot that can do the following:
  1. Pick-up and deliver Hatch Panels at the low level of the Rocket and all sides of the Cargo Bay.
  2. Pick-up Cargo from the ground and place it in the low level of the Rocket and all sides of the Cargo Bay.
  3. Get to the third level at the end of the game.


We are currently in the design and prototyping phase. There will be two main parts of the robot:
  • Arm with The Claw and Alien
  • Lift mechanism
The arm is going to be designed flip over the top and work the same on the front and back of the robot to reduce time in turning around. The Claw will be used to manipulate The Cargo and the Alien will be used to manipulate the Hatch Panels.

Why call it The Claw?

With the space theme it only made sense to have a space themed name. The name comes from Toy Story where the aliens think of The Claw as their god.

Why call it Alien?

This is a reference to a very different alien than Toy Story. Let's just say this is a reference to a 1979 movie that has a very famous scene in it. You will have to wait for a future update to see why this name came to mind.


Stop Build Day
February 19th

Southern New England Advocacy Conference
February 24th & 26th

Worcester Railers Fundraiser
March 9th @ 7pm

Southern New Hampshire District
March 15th - 17th

Central Mass District
March 29th - 31st

Donate to Robotics by Using Amazon

If you use Amazon you can set it up to give a donation to Burncoat Robotics on every purchase. Just go to and set Burncoat Robotics as your charity.

Many members of the team have been working on a website for all FIRST teams to use. It is called Find Robot Parts and can be found at

The goal is to make it easier to find the part you need without having to visit dozens of different websites.

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