2009: Lunacy – Dyson

The Game: Lunacy

LUNACY was played on a low friction field called a crater. The field mimicked the moon’s low gravity environment. Robots were equipped with slippery wheels and payload trailers. LUNACY game pieces were “Orbit Balls” designated as Moon Rocks, Empty Cells, or Super Cells. Two three-team robot alliances collected and scored Orbit Balls in trailers attached to the opposing teams’ robots. Human players were positioned around the perimeter of the arena and could score from their stations.

The Robot: St. Dyson


The Results: See here

Team Awards


Event Award
2009 Wisconsin Regional Woodie Flowers Finalist
2009 Wisconsin Regional Judges’ Award
2009 Greater Kansas City Regional Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award

Member Awards


Award Received By
Team Spirit Jordan Kind
Super Supporter Christopher Burger and Andy Kerber
Special Recognition Sarah Wilkerson
Rising Star Vanessa Balistrieri and Alec Smiltneek
Most Valuable Rookie Nathan Gray
Most Valuable Participant Andy Michalski
Most Technically Proficient Matt Kline and Evan Thompson
Most Improved Robbie Mears
Mentor of the Year Bruce Van Eyck
Lifetime Achievement Steve and Kate Horvath
Engineers Kristin Cox
Committed to a Concept Eric Larson
Best Team Lead Tricia Horvath
Best Program Support Mick Swartzendruber and Taylor Woods
Woodie Flowers Nominee Chris Paulik (Won at Wisconsin Regional)