We didn't explore it that far; I was looking at the advertised information on the OWI Robotic Arm Trainer Kit, which claims a maximum horizontal reach of 360 mm and a maximum lifting capacity of 130 g. Depending on where that reach is measured - center of motion or edge of the base - this version of the OWI kit almost reaches the side goals. (It appears that the center of the base to the center of the side goal would be 403 mm.) With homemade end effectors or extensions on the stock gripper, the side goals are just scoreable, the northernmost goals are out of reach, and the capacity will drop off with the extension of the reach. Frankly, we didn't have the time, resources, or interest to do much more than learn to operate a kit for a trial, and this one didn't really fit the event. When the event goes live next year, we'll deal with it.
Grand Haven, MI