North Tampa Club Needs a New Project

We’re wrapping up ButlerBot and our North Tampa Robotics Club is now in search of a new project idea!

Contender #1 is a LEGO MINDSTORMS version of the Buzz Lightyear Astroblasters ride at DisneyQuest. Here is a fan video.

Each robot will be outfitted with a target. I have a nice collection of LEGO foam balls that we can use. Using PS2 game controllers, we will drive the robots around to pick up the balls and try to shoot the targets on the opponent’s robot. A successful hit will cause the other robot to spin wildly and flash lights for five seconds. We’ll have to add a fancy scoring system too.

Aerial View of DisneyQuest's Astroblasters Ride

Post a comment if you have other ideas!

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