FIRST Power Up!

Posted by daviddalegearhead On January 9, 2018 Comments Off on FIRST Power Up!

FIRST just announced the game last weekend, and build season is underway at last! Check out the game reveal video below (in the comments if you're reading this on Facebook.) 


Our robots must pick up "power cubes".  These are used to tip the scales (and switches) in our favor. The longer we can hold down a switch or scale, the more points we earn! In addition to the scales, cubes may be placed in the "vault" to earn points and provide power-ups, which let us do tricks like "Force" the scale to tip in our favor, "Boost" our score by earning double points, and earn a free climb by "Levitating" our robot. Speaking of, our robots must climb the scale at the end in order to "face the boss" and earn ranking points. 

Prototyping is already underway with some of the wood we got this weekend. The team is already hard at work on figuring out the best way to pick up power cubes.  (which are fabric-wrapped milk-crates.We'll happily take a few extra if you have some!)



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