FIRST Robotics Competition is a large-scale robotics competition, which brings together students and mentors to build robots that perform in a competitive but gracious environment against teams from all over the world.
FIRST POWER UP, the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition game, finds our teams trapped in an 8bit video game! Teams use power cubes to defeat the boss.
Each three-team alliance has three ways to help defeat the boss:
1. Owning the scale or their switch.
Ownership occurs when the scale or alliance’s switch is tipped in their favour. Robots collect and deliver power cubes to gain ownership.
2. Playing power-ups.
Alliances exchange power cubes for power-ups. Power-ups provide a timed advantage during the match. There are three power-ups that can be played: Force, Boost, and Levitate.
3. Climbing the scale tower.
Robots work together to climb the scale tower to face the boss.
Robots operate independently following preprogrammed instructions for the first fifteen seconds of the match.
Alliances score points by:
Operators take control for the final two minutes and fifteen seconds of the match.
Alliances continue to score points by:
The alliance with the highest score at the end of the match defeats the boss and wins.
With two years FRC experience and competition, the 2018 season will be one of more testing, prototyping and deeper strategies.
Key improvments for 2018 include:
*Build week 1 – coming soon*
The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is more than just teams building a robot. In essence, it’s a small business that also builds a robot to fulfil a design brief and enter into a competitive environment. So beyond material costs, the team is also in need of mentors that could help in the following areas:
We can always use extra help with lots of different expertise, if you or someone from your organisation is interested in supporting students learn and grow, we are always looking for mentors to become part of the Team6204, family. Our mentors include teachers, parents/caregivers, old scholars, industry and business contacts providing a fantastic opportunity to support students and share ideas.