The 2015 season has provided a great experience for Miss Daisy. Throughout the build season, our team has enjoyed working together on RECYCLE RUSH, with members gaining new skills and experiences on a daily basis.

While not being one of Miss Daisy’s most successful years, RECYCLE RUSH was definitely a year to remember. Miss Daisy and her team had the chance to visit the Las Vegas Regional and made it to the semi-finals! The team went to St. Louis and fought really hard for our position of 25.

The year was a memorable one and although many pool noodles gave their lives on the field, there was always more to replace them. As always Daisy is excited for the next challenge and what it will bring, play on.

Awards at a Glance
  • Las Vegas Regional Entrepreneurship Award
  • Dean’s List District Finalist: Moira Joy S.

2015 Robot, Miss Daisy XIV”


  • 120.0 pounds
  • 41” tall
  • Low center of gravity


  • 2 blue traction wheels and 2 Vex Pro omni wheels
  • 2 speeds: 6 ft/second and 11 ft/second
  • Can navigate over scoring platform


  • Wide intake to collect totes and containers
  • Can collect totes in any orientation


  • Forklift design to collect totes
  • Can stack 6 totes with a container capping the stack
  • Capable of participating in co-op stacking


  • Encoder for elevator position and drivetrain
  • Gyro for software-assisted autonomous
  • Magnetic Hall effect sensors to limit height of the elevator


  • Feedforward PID control loops and gyro for precise autonomous modes
  • Many different Autonomous modes FTP to the robot

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2015 Game Challenge, RECYCLE RUSH

The Recycle Rush℠ field is 27 feet wide and 54 feet long. Each match features two opposing alliances, each with three robots. The field is bisected by a small step which may not be climbed on or crossed by the robots. The drivers’ stations sit on either end of the field, with a human-player loading station in each corner of the field. The game pieces are Gray Totes, Yellow Totes, green Recycling Containers, and color-coded pool noodles, or Litter.

Alliances compete simultaneously to score points by stacking Totes on Scoring Platforms, capping those stacks with Recycling Containers, and properly disposing of Litter in designated locations.

Each Recycle Rush℠ match lasts 2 minutes and 30 seconds. The first 15 seconds are referred to as the autonomous period; the robots move using pre-loaded instructions. After this period ends, the rest of the match makes up the teleoperated period; the drivers and operators manually control their robots over radio signals, and continue doing this until the match ends and the signal is terminated.

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