In late 2019 the principal of Bosco Tech (my high school) was wondering if the FRC team could use a robot to light the upcoming homecoming bonfire. This idea came up because in the past people have been severely burnt when lighting the bonfire. The idea was brought up to me and I took on the project. It was a quite simple project so I just did it myself. All I did was secure an aluminum t-slot to the 2019 FRC robot then duct taped a road flare from the local Walmart to the end of that.

The flare stick did fall off of the robot the first time the robot attempted to light the bonfire (despite having already tested it) but I managed to put it back on and the robot was able to drive up to the pallet stack and light it just fine. The bonfire was lit with complete safety for the first time ever. Below you will find more pictures of the robot and the bonfire as well as a brief video of the robot driving around the lit bonfire!

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