T-Shirt Cannon

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  • Robot: T-Shirt Cannon

  • Built: 2016

  • Description: The T-Shirt Cannon is a side project that team SPORK took on as a part of our outreach to our local community, specifically our schools, in order to generate interest in robotics. Designed and built between the 2016 and 2017 seasons, the T-Shirt cannon uses compressed air to launch rolled shirts, and has seen use at several local football games. Running on a tank tread, this robot is tricked out with LEDs and scrolling text display. The cannon operates using solenoid valves to release air from a 3000 psi pneumatic tank to launch shirts. By displaying and using this robot, we hope to spark interest in robotics and promote our team in our local community.