pic: The infamous "carpet" 992's R.A.L.P.H.

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This is the “carpet” which caused to much controversy at the SCRRF scrimmage. It is part of R.A.L.P.H. (Really Awsome Lowrider Powered by Hamsters), our humble little robot. R.A.L.P.H. was built entirely by the students, and only has two parts that needed to be made on a mill. Our shop consisted only of a drill press, a band saw, a grinding wheel, and, when our machinist mentor was there to help us with it, an old milling machine (again, only needed for two parts). Despite it’s contrustion from Bosch extrusion and plywood, this bot won every practice round it wasn’t DQ’d from (and we are working on the DQ issue). Fear the hamster!