2015 Recycle Rush

Minotaur competed in the 2015 season Recycle Rush making it to Finalist Alliance at Georgia Southern Classic regional and receiving an at-large bid to FIRST Championship.  It also marked the first year Minotaur submitted a Safety Animation video for judging. 2015 also was the year that Minotaur had a Dean’s List Finalist when Andrew Butt won at the Georgia Southern Classic Regional.

2015 Season Recycle Rush

Recycle Rush is the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition game. More Information can be found on Wikipedia

Team Captain:  Nick Berglund
Drive Team

Nicholas Drobes

Ireland Oneill

Andrew Butt

Rich Berglund


Regional Finalist – Georgia Southern Classic Regional

Dean’s List Finalist – Andrew Butt

Safety Star of the Day, Orlando Regional – Leif Tvenstrup


Georgia Southern Classic Regional

in Perry, GA, USA
February 26 – March 1, 2015

Team 1369 was Rank 30 with an average qual score of 29.91 and an average playoff score of 69.86 and won the following awards:

  • FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award (Andrew Butt)
  • Regional Finalists

Orlando Regional

in Orlando, FL, USA
March 11 – March 14, 2015

Team 1369 was Rank 23 with an average qual score of 68.00

FIRST Championship – Carver Division

in St. Louis, MO, USA
April 22 – April 25, 2015

Team 1369 was Rank 69 with an average qual score of 89.80




Robot Data

Robot Name:  TAURUS



  • Drive Train: 6 wheel Tank Drive
  • Design: Compact versatile design allows for maneuverability and flexibility to work within alliance
  • Elevator: Dual chain-driven elevators pickup center of totes. Speed Stacking of 3-4 totes from human player station. Flexibility to stack up to 2 yellow totes on step
  • Conveyor: Throughput tote conveyor system designed to load from Human Player Station. Allows for minimal turning with tote stack – Camera driven lineup
  • Autonomous: Multiple programs allow for flexibility on starting position and alliance interaction
  • Coopertition: Able to deliver and stack up to 2 totes on step (bottom or top)