Robot: Gamma Grandpa
Name explanation: Gamma Grandpa’s name comes from our mentor Gerald who helps our team in many fields from build, to marketing. Gamma Grandpa is named to thank Gerald for all he does for our team.
Robot: S. S. Scorpio
Name explanation: The “S. S.” stands for Steph and Susan, who helped our marketing team raise the most money we have ever raised as a team. The “Scorpio” was added because the robot resembles a scorpion.
Game: Junkyard Robot
Name explanation: Cranberry is a mix of parts from Cubert and Lambda Larry, and thus is a mix of names.
Robot: Lambda Larry
Game: Recycle Rush
Name explanation: The robot bears a striking resemblance to the lower-case Greek letter lambda. Larry is one of our build mentors that put in a lot of time helping us get our robot built.
Robot: Delta Donny
Game: Aerial Assist
Name explanation: The triangle shaped robot looks like an uppercase Greek-letter delta from the side. Donny Fuller has been a huge inspirational mentor for the team, and was the mentor we nominated for the Woody Flowers Award that year. Also, the robot went through a number of major changes and delta is the symbol for change.
Game: Ultimate Ascent
Name explanation: Cubert is Cubert because he looks like a cube. Chi was added retroactively when we started our Greek-letter naming convention, which doesn’t apply to Jeffery J for some reason.
Robot: Jeffery J
Game: Rebound Rumble
Name explanation: Jeffery J was one of DNA’s first sponsors, and contributed much to helping us get a robot on the field during our rookie year!
Game: Logo Motion
Explanation: Archie was made in conjunction with the East team prior to the official formation of Team 4009 DNA Robotics.