"Steamworks was so fun,
custom gears, turret, shooter, gear mechanism and fast climber."

2017 Season - Steamworks

The Highlanders are proud to introduce our 2017 robot Blitzar. The Highlanders had an amazing season participating in 3 regionals and The Houston World Championship. The Highlanders designed a a robot that could shoot fuel in the boiler, a mechanism for picking up and cycling gears and a very fast climber.

Robot Details

Check out some of our robot and season details.

Quick Facts

  • Robot Name: Blitzar
  • Weight: 101 lbs
  • Drive Train:6 4" wheeled tank drive, 4 CIM 15 ft/s
  • Shooter: 360 turret wheel shooter
  • Gear Mech: front compression wheel
  • Climber: 2 x 775 pros with a ratchet
  • Auto: fuel in boiler, drop gear in center or right.
Spec Sheet


  • Las Vegas Regional
  • Rank: 8th/semi-finals
  • Judges award Winner
  • Colorado Regional
  • Rank: 10th/Semi-Finals
  • Gracious Professionalism Winner
  • Houston Championship
  • Rank: 12th/Galileo Division

Champs Recap


Robots collect fuel represented by green balls. They score it in high and low goals in their boiler. As fuel is scored steam pressure in the tank on the alliance’s airship builds – the high goal builds pressure faster than the low goal. Robots retrieve and deliver gears to pilots on their airship who then install them on the appropriate rotor. Once a gear train is complete the rotor can bestarted. For the end game robots to climb aboard their airships so they can assist the pilots during the race.

Blitzar Reveal Video


Introducing Blitzar

Game Details

Season Recap

Our 2917 season was amazing! We attended 3 regionals and the World Championship. For this season the team built all custom gears and gear boxes for the drive train, gear mechanism and the climber. While we underestimate how challenging shooting would be our robot was an amazing gear cycler and fast climber. This robot was tough, it even fell a few times, and never broke! We had such a successful season!

Robot Reveal - Simitar
Steamworks Game Details
Huc City Recap
Vegas Recap
Championship Recap

This season's game was so much fun, climbing a free standing rope was crazy!