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Team Spongebot - Robocup Junior 2020 open soccer robot

We are a team of 2 15-year-old boys  entering our 3rd year of competition in RCJ Open in the USA. We build autonomous robots to compete against other teams in 2-on-2 soccer matches.   In the past 2 years we have advanced from 6th to 3rd place in the national competition.  For 2020 we want to build stronger, faster robots to get a shot at advancing to the world competition!  Prior to RCJ, we competed for 4 years in First Lego League robotics competition.

  • We entered our first RCJ Open Soccer competition in 2018. In 3 months, we designed and built 2 autonomous soccer robots. We used android phones for computer vision and soccer logic, and microcontroller boards for motor control and sensor data acquisition.
  • In the 2019 season we improved our robot design, moving from 6th to 3rd place at the USA competition in NYC. Major changes included a switch to Raspberry Pi and and the python implementation of Open CV, and upgrades to our chassis construction, addition of a dribbler, and upgraded motors.
  • For 2020, we are making major improvements
  • Design custom PCBs for all sensor and control functions.
  • All chassis components designed in Solidworks and produced with laser cutting
  • Full redesign of dribber with laser cut components, custom controller PCB, and high power motors
  • Code migration from python to C++
  • Design custom PCB for kicker pump circuit
  • Design custom PCB for field line detection array

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