We built Night Hawk for the 2021-2022 First Robotics Competition, Rapid React. Night Hawk was designed to climb up and traverse across the hangar to the highest rung, collect the cargo game pieces, and shoot them into the hub at the center of the field.

Our robot had a new swerve drive-train to allow for easier driver control. This set up allowed for better defense.

Night Hawk's subsystems included:

  • an intake that could carry two cargo game pieces at a time, center them, and actuate to aim and shoot the game pieces into the hub

  • a climber system that consisted of two rigid and two tilting arms to allow Night Hawk to traverse

We competed in the Greater Pittsburgh Regional and got to quarter finals along with our aliance partners, the Titanium Titans and the Blue Grease Crew.