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We have now released our Chairman’s Award video for the 2014 season. A big thank you to the sponsors, parents, and mentors who have made this outstanding year possible!

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It is one day into the 2014 Palmetto Regional and we are already having a ball! We got everything set up, calibrated, and even participated in some practice matches. Hopefully, tomorrow is going to be even more exciting with the beginning the the qualification matches. Read more about what we did today on our blog:http://thehitchhikers.org/2014-palmetto-regional-day-1/

It is one day into the 2014 Palmetto Regional and we are already having a ball! We got everything set up, calibrated, and even participated in some practice matches. Hopefully, tomorrow is going to be even more exciting with the beginning the the qualification matches. 

Read more about what we did today on our blog:http://thehitchhikers.org/2014-palmetto-regional-day-1/

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This is it! Starting tomorrow, we will be competing in our first tournament with Zaphod at the 2014 Palmetto Regional in South Carolina. 

Be sure to follow our twitter for real-time updates: https://twitter.com/team2059

This is it! Starting tomorrow, we will be competing in our first tournament with Zaphod at the 2014 Palmetto Regional in South Carolina. 

Be sure to follow our twitter for real-time updates: https://twitter.com/team2059

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With build season coming to a close, here is a look at the creation of Zaphod. 

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Introducing our 2014 Aerial Assist robot, Zaphod! 

Zaphod is designed with an accurate shooter, speedy collector, and powerful drivetrain, allowing us to score consistently, pass quickly, and defend effectively. We are looking forward to the next few weeks and cannot wait to get Zaphod out on the competition field.
Introducing our 2014 Aerial Assist robot, Zaphod! 
Zaphod is designed with an accurate shooter, speedy collector, and powerful drivetrain, allowing us to score consistently, pass quickly, and defend effectively. We are looking forward to the next few weeks and cannot wait to get Zaphod out on the competition field.
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Despite all the bad weather, we are still making great progress! Here is a look at the chain guards Zaphod will be wearing during our Sunday scrimmage at Athens Drive High School. 

Despite all the bad weather, we are still making great progress! Here is a look at the chain guards Zaphod will be wearing during our Sunday scrimmage at Athens Drive High School. 

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Zaphod, our 2014 robot, had its very first demo yesterday at the Apex Elementary School Science Spectacular, showing Aerial Assist to over 400 students!

Zaphod, our 2014 robot, had its very first demo yesterday at the Apex Elementary School Science Spectacular, showing Aerial Assist to over 400 students!

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New video! Here is a look at some of the prototypes we created for this year’s shooter.

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The robot is moving!

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New video! See our first reaction to kickoff and the new challenge, Aerial Assist.