Earlier in the 2023 season, we made the decision that we would build a different robot during the off-season. Partly because our main robot was pretty beat up but also because we wanted to learn how swerve drive operated. Our team had never build swerve drive until the off-season and we were super excited to build it for the first time.
The name: Percy is short for Perseverantia, meaning Perseverance. We wanted our robot’s name to represent the hard work we had put in to build our team back up during the season.
Percy was designed to be a helping robot for other teams and it did just that. We built it on a swerve drive base with an intake and shooting system. We were only able to pick up cubes but the design allowed us to be fast at retrieving and scoring them. It was very efficient at our two off-season competitions where we placed higher than we had during the main season competitions.
We are so proud of the work that we put in this season and are exited for what the 2024 season will bring for our team!