The point of Logomotion was to encourage cooperation amongst the levels of FIRST robotics teams. In order to score points, robots could hang inner tubes in the shapes of a triangle, circle, and square (representing the FIRST logo) off of PVC pegs at various heights; the higher the peg, the more points it was worth. If a FIRST logo was made efficiently, then the points scored on that row doubled. During autonomous, teams were able to pre-program their robot to hang a special yellow uber-tube which would double that peg’s total worth in points. The endgame featured a mini-bot race in which the bot that reached the top of a ten foot pole first got the most points.
Our robot, Grab'n'Go, has an arm that used a claw to scoop up the inner tubes and place them on the desired peg for maximum points. Our mini-bot raced up the pole with two motors and two magnets to keep on the pole. We still use Grab'n'Go today at many of our community events for handing out candy or balloons.