In 2017, Team 987 designed and produced the robot "Blackout" to compete in the 2017 game FIRST Steamworks. The game entailed delivering gears to an "airship," shooting balls into a boiler, and climbing ropes to a touchpad. The robot was highly capable at all three and won the Utah regional (with teams 2073 and 6411), and the Carver division (with teams 2122 and 4910). It placed third at Einstein field in Houston, Texas.
In 2012, Team 987 designed and produced the robot known as the Ace Of Spades. This robot's primary goal was to grab foam basketballs from the playing field and launch them into basketball hoops placed at different heights. This robot had a flywheel that could spin at 5000 RPM. This launched the ball over 40 feet into a basketball hoop. This robot won the Los Angeles Regional with FRC Teams 1717 and 3512, the Las Vegas Regional with FRC Teams 2844 and 3245, and the Curie Division with FRC Teams 207 and 233.
Jackpott was a robot created by Team 987 in 2011. This robot had to take inflatable tubes of various shapes and stack them onto a rack. This robot had an arm that had belts on it to manipulate the inflatable tubes. At the end of the competition, the robot had a smaller "mini bot" held within. This robot had to race up a pole and hit the top to earn points. This robot won the Las Vegas and San Diego regionals before winning the Curie division and advancing to semifinals on Einstein field with team 968 and team 51. This robot was named after our most dedicated sponsor, Steve Philpott.
The Dealer was a robot created by Team 987 in 2013. This robot had to launch Frisbees into a goal that was only 21 inches wide. The robot had a flywheel which spun at 3500 RPM. This could launch the Frisbees across the playing field and score them into the goal. This robot also had to hang on to a pyramid at the end of the game. It had pneumatic pistons that pulled the robot up off the ground at the last second of the game. This robot won the San Diego Regional with FRC Teams 254 and 1138.
In 2014, Team 987 designed and produced the robot known as Triple 7. This robot's primary goal was to throw a 2 foot diameter ball into a goal opening that was only 2.5 feet. This robot had a catapult which had the potential to launch the ball over 30 feet. This robot won the 2014 Las Vegas Regional with FRC Teams 2485 and 2478.
In 2002, Team 987 made the robot named Eli 151, the game had three moving goals. The robot was made to grab the rolling goals with its lobster-like claws, however it was made to only grab one goal at a time.
In 2003, team 987 made the Faraday's Rage. It was made to push totes into their teams side of the field to score.
In 2016, Team 987 competed in FRC's FIRST Stronghold, a game with flying boulders and falling towers. The robot, named "Pit Boss III", had to overcome obstacles, aim accurately, and shoot high! It won the 2016 Los Angeles Regional, the 2016 Las Vegas Regional, and the 2016 Arizona West Regional. After winning three consecutive regionals and one regional chairman's award, this robot got past the Galileo Division and onto the Einstein field in St. Louis, Missouri. It placed 3rd on a national level alongside team 195, team 1197, and team 1065!
Wild Card was a robot created by Team 987 in 2009, it was made for the game called Lunacy. In Lunacy you had to drive around with a trailer, while trying to shoot balls into other teams trailers to earn points.
In 2007, Pit Boss was made by Team 987, it won the World Championship. In autonomous mode it would get one of the toroidal game pieces on the rack. Pit Boss was able to put the game pieces on the rack with ease.
In 2005, Team 987 made the robot named Snake eyes. Snake Eyes was made for the game named Triple Play. The robot was made to lift game pieces named tetras and to place them on top of the goals.
Pit boss II is one of the most dominant robots that Team 987 has ever made. Pit Boss ll was made to throw a huge ball over a six foot wall. It also had an auto mode that could knock down one of it's team balls over and over. It could throw the ball into it's teams goal for points. It could also place one of the balls back on top of the wall for more points.
In 2015, Team 987 designed and produced the robot known as High Stakes. This robot's primary goal was to stack six tote tall stakes topped with a recycling container on top a inclined step. Our robot could achieve one stack in 15 sec. Besides winning the Chairman's award at the Dallas Regional, this robot won the 2015 Las Vegas Regional with FRC teams 148 and 5012 and Hopper Division with FRC teams 2512, 2826 and 4265, making the finals at Einstien field.
In 2010, Team 987 made the robot called Black Jack made for the game Breakaway. Black Jack was made to hit a soccer ball into a goal. Black Jack made the finals in the Las Vegas and Arizona Regional.
Team 987 made a robot named The Hooker. It was made to compete for the game named FIRST Frenzy: Rising the Bar. This game had mobile goals and a 10 foot high bar. The Hooker was made to hang from the bar.
In 2006, Team 987 made the robot named Ace. Ace was made for the game called Aim High. It was made to gain points by delivering balls into goals and positioning the alliance's robots in certain positions on the field.