"Recycle Rush was an different game,
Pulsar was a stacking machine!"

2015 Season - Recycle Rush

The Highlanders are proud to introduce our 2015 robot Pulsar. The Highlanders build a robot to rule the landfill. We also created 3 3 tote auto that could stack just in time!

Robot Details

Check out some of our robot and season details.

Quick Facts

  • Robot Name: Pulsar
  • Weight: 119 lbs
  • Drive Train:4-wheeled Vex Mecanum Drive
  • Stacker: Belt-driven, dual-input RS-775/VersaPlanetary powered
  • Intake: 4 Colson wheels on spring-loaded arms
  • Auto: Three totes stacked in auto zone.
Spec Sheet


  • Dallas Regional
  • Rank: 9th/quater-finals
  • Quality Award
  • Colorado Regional
  • Rank: 10th/Finalists
  • Regional Chairman's Award Winner
  • Houston Championship
  • Rank: 44th/Carson Division
  • #1 seed alliance (with 254,971,999)

Colorado Recap

Recycle Rush

During the remaining two minutes and 15 seconds of the match, called the Teleop Period, robots are controlled remotely by student drivers located behind the walls at the ends of the field. Teams on an Alliance work together to place as many totes on their white scoring platforms as possible. Alliances earn additional points for recycling containers placed on the scored totes, with containers at greater height earning more points. Each match begins with a 15-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of their drivers. During this period, robots attempt to earn points by moving themselves, their yellow totes, and their recycling containers into the area between the scoring platforms.

Pulsar Reveal Video

2015 Recycle Rush

Introducing Pulsar

Game Details

Season Recap

Our 2015 season was great. We attended 2 regionals and the World Championship. This year we built a robot that would stack from the landfill. We also focused our design on a 3 tote aautonomous. In addition, we built a can stacker that could top a 6 stack!

Pulsar Robot Reveal - Magnetar
Recycle Rush Game Details
Colorado Recap
Chairmans Video

This season's robot was a stacking machine!