Meet RaSPy – The Rock, Scissors, Paper Robot

By on July 1, 2019

Anyone who’s ever played a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors knows that sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes you tie. That’s true if you’re playing against a human, but RaSPy will give you a challenge. RaSPy is an autonomous robot that knows how to play rock-paper-scissors. With individually controllable motors and a bunch of sensors, RaSPy can play RPS just as quickly as you.

The 4-H ACES Club learned to build RaSPy from The Lego Mindstorms NXT Idea Book. The team learned that with RaSPy, coding is as simple as clicking and dragging blocks. RaSPy the Robot makes learning about programming, electronics, and mechanical engineering a fun, challenging and engaging process. 

RaSPy will be debuting at Genesee County Fair July 13 through 20. Stop by the Kennedy building to learn about building robots and challenge RaSPy to a round of Rock-Scissors-Paper.  

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Renee C. with the RaSPY poster. Photo by Alexandria Tarbell

Renee C. with the RaSPY poster. Photo by Alexandria Tarbell