The Real Megatron

Created on 29 Oct 2018

Robotic wide receiver that runs preprogrammed football routes to catch a thrown pass

The robot will run a choice of pre-programmed routes so a quarterback can throw a football into a net that is attached to it. When the ball is thrown, the bot will use computer vision to adjust it's route in order to catch the ball.


Alex Byrnes


Nicholas Calzolano


lior barhai


Justin Belardi

Part Cost Quantity Total
National Hardware N179-804 4005BC Smooth Rods in Zinc, 1/2" x 36" $12.28 1 $12.28
1/2" by 36" Zinc Rod
35 Roller Chain 5 Feet with Free 1 Connecting Link for GO Kart, Mini B $13.58 1 $13.58
#35 Roller chains
Koch 7535040 Roller Chain Connector Link, 4-Pack, 35 $35.25 1 $35.25
#35 chain connector link
1/2" Bore Zinc Plated Shaft Collars Solid Steel Set Screws Style (4 PC $7.99 1 $7.99
4-Pack of Collars w/ steel screws
FLOUREON 4S 14.8V 2200mAh 45C Lipo RC Battery with T Plug for RC Evade $52.99 1 $52.99
2-Pack of batteries that will work with our specified motors
Wheels 8-inch diameter $50.00 2 $100.00
Robot wheels with 28-tooth sprocket
Cytron 13amp, 30V, DC Motor Controller $13.82 1 $13.82
DC motor controller that meets our specified cost
Pololu Ball Caster with 1/2" Plastic Ball $1.99 4 $7.96
Caster Balls to serve as sliders
Project Totals: 12 $243.87
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $0.00
Remaining Budget: $6.13