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Area 53 Alien Raiders

Our Goal

  • On Team 53E, we strive to create a friendly, helpful, and working environment for team members, and the entire robotics group. We aim to develop team skills, relations, and bonds to allow us to collaborate efficiently and flawlessly. 

Meet The Team

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Say hello to the members that make up team 53E!

Past Designs


Tipping Point

2021 - 2022

The main object of Tipping Point was to create a robot which would collect mobile goals, and place rings from the floor on these goals. For additional points, you could place the goals on a balancing platform, or balance your robot on the platform. In order to solve this challenge, we created a robot with a four-bar lift in the front to lift mobile goals, and a stationary clamp in the back to carry them, and load rings with our chain and flap intake. We also included a goal-securing mechanism on the four-bar solely to help us grab mobile goals quicker during the autonomous period. 


Spin Up

2022 - 2023

The Spin Up season consisted of yellow discs which you needed to intake from the floor, and shoot into baskets. There were also cylindrical rollers on the field with team colors that needed to be turned to face the color of your alliance for additional points, as well as an endgame expansion element where your robot would gain additional points for every tile it was covering in the last 10 seconds of the match. In order to solve this challenge, our team used a flexwheel intake which led to a catapult that we used to launch discs into the basket. We also had string launchers which allowed us to cover many field tiles during endgame, and lights on the side of our robot for decoration.    main

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