Aim High 2006

Exploding Bacon's very first robot. Built to compete in the 2006 game 'Aim High'

Exploding Bacon’s very first robot. Built to compete in the 2006 game ‘Aim High’

Exploding Bacon’s first ever robot. Built in a mentors garage in 2006 with a drill press, a borrowed chopsaw (yes, chopsaw) and a small amount of hand tools. Designed to play the game ‘Aim High’ this 100 (eventually 119) pound machine was focused on the ‘low goal’ strategy, gaining less points per ball but keeping a consistant and quick flow of points going to the alliance. The game involved picking up ‘poof’ balls from the ground (that’s what the big roller in the front is for) and also recieveing balls from a human player off field (that’s what the netting at the top is for) and scoring them into a number of different goals on the field. Because of it’s relative simplicity, and alot of hardwork from our software team, this robots Autonomous mode was amazingly consistant and helped make this robot a Regional Finalist, Highest Rookie Seed at two regionals, and a Championship Division Finalist.


2006: Aim High

  • Orlando Regional, Rookie All-Star Award
  • Orlando Regional, Highest Rookie Seed
  • Orlando Regional, Regional Finalist
  • Texas Regional, Rookie Inspiration Award
  • Texas Regional, Highest Rookie Seed
  • World Championships, Finalist – Archimedes
  • Mission Mayhem, Judges’ Award