On Saturday January 7th, 2017, FIRST team Rosie Robotics and every team around the world gathered to watch the unveiling of “STEAMwork” and since then its been full steam ahead!
“STEAMworks” is played by two alliances of three teams each. The alliances compete by taking “fuel and putting it in the “boiler”, taking gears and bringing them to the “air ship” to have a human player collect all and turn the crank to “take off”, or climb a rope at the very end to touch the touch pad making it the color of your alliance. Each alliance has a “air ship”, “boiler”, balls to be used as fuel, and foam gears.
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On Saturday January 9, 2016, FIRST team 839 Rosie Robotics and every team around the world will gather to celebrate the unveiling of “StrongHold”, all teams are excited and can not wait! Come join Rosie and celebrate our 15th “Kick Off” with us.
“FIRST STRONGHOLD” is played by two alliances of three teams each. Alliances compete against each other to breach their opponents’ defenses, known as outer works, and capture their tower. They score points by crossing defenses of their opponents’ outer works, scoring boulders in their opponents’ tower, and surrounding and scaling (climbing) their opponents’ tower itself. It is played on a 27 ft. by 54 ft. field. Each alliance contains one tower, five defenses, and a ‘secret passage’ which allows their robots to restock on balls, called boulders.
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On Saturday January 3rd 2015, FIRST team 839 Rosie Robotics and every team around the world gathered together to celebrate this years “Kick Off”, which starts off the six week build season. This years game is called, “Recycle Rush”.
“Recycle Rush” is a recycling-themed game designed for the 2015 FRC season. It is played by two Alliances of three teams each. Alliances compete simultaneously to score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, topping them off those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of “Litter” or pool noodles, in designated locations. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all scoring elements that are used for this game are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season.
The 27 ft. by 54 ft. playing field is split into small step which can not be climbed on or crossed by robots. Thus each alliance competes on their respective 26 ft. by 27 ft. side of the field. Each “Recycle Rush” match starts off with a 15-second autonomous period in which robots operate without driver control. During this period, robots try and move themselves, their yellow totes, and their recycling containers into the area between the scoring platforms, called the auto zone. Additional points are given if the yellow totes are arranged in a single stack.
The remaining 2 minutes and 15 seconds of the match is called the teleop period, robots are controlled remotely by student drivers located behind the walls at the ends of the field. Teams on an alliance work together to put as many stacks of totes on their scoring platforms as possible. The alliances can earn additional points by placing a recycling container on top of the scored Totes. Recycling containers higher up on the stacks earns more points. Alliances also earn points for disposing of their “litter” in either their landfill zone which is the area next to the step marked by the white line and they can place litter in or on scored recycling containers. Alliances that did not score their “litter” on their side of the field at the end of the match add points to the score of the other Alliance, as it is considered unprocessed and not properly disposed of.
This is going to be one fun season for everyone. Have a good build season everyone!
Information summerized from: http://contentviewer.adobe.com/s/FIRST/29d775cf-7df1-5bea-97a2-3309a6deda88/FRC2015GameManual/cover.html
Saturday, January 4th, FIRST Team 839 Rosie Robotics and every other team in the FIRST community, celebrated “Kick Off,” the start of the six week long build season, where teams were given this year’s game, “Aerial Assist.”
Each match begins as the robots are each given a ball to attempt to launch or roll their ball into the 7-foot-tall “High Goal”, or the ground-level “Low Goal” in the 10-second Autonomous period. Alliances earn bonus points for scoring balls in this mode and for any of their robots that move in to their zones. Also, each high/low pair of goals will be designated “hot” for five seconds, but the order of which side is first is randomized. For each ball scored in a “hot” goal, the Alliance earns additional bonus points.
After, in the teamwork-inspired main game, two teams of three robots compete on a flat, 25 X 54 foot field. In the two -and-a-half minute matches, the alliances work together to toss 2-foot diameter inflatable balls into goals.
Once all balls in autonomous are scored, only one ball is re-entered in to play, and the Alliances must cycle a single balls many times as possible for the remainder of the match. Extra bonus points are also awarded for robots which can catch a ball being tossed over the 6-foot truss bisecting the field and, bonus points for alliance robots handing off the ball to each other or “assists”.
This past Saturday, January 5, 2013, the FIRST team 839 Rosie Robotics and every other team in the FIRST community, celebrated “Kick Off,” the start of the six week long build season, where teams were given this year’s game, “Ultimate Ascent.”
Ultimate Ascent is played by two competing alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 foot field. Each Alliance consists of three robots, and they compete to score as many discs into their goals as they can during a two minute and fifteen second match. The higher the goal in which the disc is scored, the more points the Alliance receives.
The match begins with a fifteen second autonomous period in which robots operate independently of their drivers. Discs scored during this period are worth additional points. For the remainder of the match, drivers control robots and try to maximize their alliance score by scoring as many goals as possible.
The match ends with robots attempting to climb up pyramids located near the middle of the field. Each robot earns points based on how high it climbs (taken from http://www.usfirst.org
The game was released on January 7th,2012.
This year’s game is called Rebound Rumble and is played by two competing alliances on a 27 by 54 foot field. The two alliances, the blue alliance and the red alliance, consist of three robots each. The match begins with a 15-second Hybrid Period in which robots operate independently by a pre-programmed code made by each team. During this Hybrid Period, one robot on each alliance may be controlled using a Microsoft Kinect. Baskets scored during this period are worth extra points.
At the end of the Hybrid Period drivers can then regain control of operation over their robots and compete to score as many basketballs into their hoops as they can during a 2 minute and 15 second match during what is called the Tele-op Period. The higher the hoop in which the basketballs are scored, the more points the alliance receives. There are four hoops, the bottom hoop, the two middle hoops which are at the same height, and the top hoop.
The match ends with robots attempting to balance on bridges located at the middle of the field. Each alliance will attempt to balance on the bridge that corresponds with the color of their alliance team. In Qualification Matches, a robot from each alliance will also try to balance on the white CoopertitionTM Bridge to score additional ranking points for each alliance.
(Paraphrased from: http://frc-manual.usfirst.org/viewItem/30#1.6)