Mock Kick-Off

Posted by Lori Dale On November 6, 2019 Comments Off on Mock Kick-Off

Since we have several new members, the Gearheads decided to run a mock Kick-Off this week. We used 2017, Steamworks, a favorite of our Coach. We had the students watch the game reveal video a couple of times so that they understood the nature of the game. We began by discussing the pros and cons of different drive train systems in terms of weight, maneuverability, its resistance to defense and it’s ability to be a defender.

Then we focussed on the ways of earning points. We did change things up a bit, encouraging them to work on the shooter aspect of the game. We did this because we are all hoping that the 2020 game will include a shooter. Then we had them begin working on possible mechanisms. Here are a few pictures from this week.

One possible system with 2 belts driving the balls
Jamison and Jaden working on disassembling a wheel to use the pieces in a prototype
Corey and Alan working on another idea for a shooter, this time with one belt

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