Did you miss kickoff? Here is your chance to see this year’s game — ULTIMATE ASCENT. On Saturday, teams received a Kit of Parts made up of motors, batteries, a control system, a PC, and a mix of automation components – with no instructions. Working with adult Mentors, students have six weeks to design, build, program, and test their robots to meet the season’s engineering challenge. Once these young inventors create a robot, their teams will participate in one of 77 Regional and District competitions that measure the effectiveness of each robot, the power of collaboration, and the determination of students.
In Oregon, you can up to date information about the Autodesk Oregon Regional here.
Want to see the information about the game? Check ou the FRC YouTube Channel – this includes the Game Animation, video tour of the Field, and other Kickoff videos!
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 (2)-minute and fifteen (15)-second match. The higher the goal in which the disc is scored, the more points the Alliance receives.
The match begins with a fifteen (15)-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of driver inputs. 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.
You can get all the details in this year’s competition manual.