CHALLENGE

First Stronghold

FIRST STRONGHOLD is played on a 27 ft. by 54 ft. field. Each alliance commands one tower, five defenses, and a ‘secret passage’ which allows their robots to restock on ammunition, called boulders. One defense in each alliance’s set of five, the low bar, is a permanent part of the field. Three defenses are selected strategically by the alliance prior to the start of their match. The final defense changes periodically by audience selection. Each FIRST STRONGHOLD match begins with a 15-second autonomous period in which robots operate independently of human control. During this period, robots attempt to cross opposing defenses and score in the opposing tower

Awards

Greater Toronto East Regional

  • Regional Winners
  • Quality Award sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation

 

Waterloo Regional

  • Regional Chairman’s Award
  • Regional Finalists

 

Windsor Essex Great Lakes Regional

  • Regional Winners
  • Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors

 

FIRST Championship 

  • Tesla Subdivision Winners
  • Einstein Finalists

CHALLENGE

Recycle Rush

RECYCLE RUSH is a recycling-themed game that is played by two Alliances of three Teams each. Alliances compete simultaneously to score points by stacking Totes on Scoring Platforms, capping those stacks with Recycling Containers, and properly disposing of Litter, represented by pool noodles, in designated locations.

ROBOT

Magic

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Specifications:

  • 120 lbs 28″x38″x72″ Footprint
  • Drive Train: single speed tank drive
  • 4 – 6″ Colsons
  • 2 – 6″ Omnis

 

Awards:

  • Two time Regional Excellence in Engineering Award Winner
  • Championship Division Innovation in Control Award

Awards

Greater Toronto East Regional

  • FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award (Nipun Chheda)
  • Regional Winners
  • Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi

 

Waterloo Regional

  • Regional Chairman’s Award
  • Regional Winners

 

Windsor Essex Great Lakes Regional

  • Regional Winners
  • Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi

 

FIRST Championship – Galileo Division

  • Championship Subdivision Winner
  • Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation

 

CHALLENGE

Aerial Assist

AERIAL ASSIST is played by two competing Alliances of three Robots each on a flat 25’ x 54’ foot field, straddled by a lighting truss suspended just over five feet above the floor. The objective is to score as many balls in goals as possible during a 2 minute and 30 second match. The more Alliances score their ball in their goals, and the more they work together to do it, the more points their alliance receives.

ROBOT

Short Stop

Short Stop

Specifications:

  • 117 lbs 26″x26″x60″ Footprint
  • Drive Train: 2 speed tank drive
  • 6 – 4″ tread wheel

 

Catcher:

  • String and surgical tube connecting aluminum pneumatic structure

 

Pickup:

  • Pivoting, Reversible, Retractable, Aluminum roller

 

Launcher:

  • Surgical Tube powered launcher
  • 2 shots – short and long
  • Variable speed winch with electronic eye
  • 40 lb force

 

Awards:

  • Two time Regional Excellence in Engineering Award Winner

Awards

Waterloo Regional

  • Regional Winner
  • Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi
  • Volunteer of the Year – Tarjote Chaggar (2010)

 

Windsor Essex Great Lakes Regional

  • Regional Winner
  • Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi

CHALLENGE

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 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.

ROBOT

Adversity

Adversity

Specifications:

  • 115 lbs
  • 21″x35″x29″ Footprint

Drive Train:

  • 2 speed transmission
  • Encoder & gyro driven autonomous
  • 6 – 6″ pneumatic wheel tank drivetrain

Manipulators:

  • Flip Down Landing Gear and Guide
  • Pivoting Retractable Polycord Pickup
  • IR Frisbee anti-jam mechanism

Hopper:

  • 4 Frisbee hopper with pneumatic hammer

Shooter:

  • 3 wheel hall effects controlled

Awards

Greater Toronto East Regional

  • Quality Award sponsored by Motorola
  • Regional Winners

 

Waterloo Regional

  • Engineering Inspiration Award
  • Volunteer of the Year – Grant Durfey (2010)
  • Regional Winners

 

Greater Toronto West Regional

  • Engineering Excellence Award sponsored by Delphi
  • Regional Winners

 

FIRST Championship

  • Divisional Semi-finalist

CHALLENGE

Rebound Rumble

REBOUND RUMBLE is played by two competing Alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 foot field. Each Alliance consists of three robots. They compete to score as many basketballs into their hoops as they can during a 2 minute and 15 second match. The higher the hoop in which the basketball is scored, the more points the Alliance receives.  The match ends with robots attempting to balance on bridges located at the middle of the field.

ROBOT

The General Lee

The General Lee

Specifications: 

  • 117 lbs
  • 28″x38″x40″ Footprint
  • 14″ reach

Drive Train: 

  • Two speed transmission driven by four CIMs
  • Encoder , gyro and potentiometer driven autonomous modes
  • Eight 8″ pneumatic wheels; tank drivetrain

Pickup:

  • Powered by one BaneBot 550 motor
  • Rollers with two sets of polycord
  • Pivoting
  • Functions as a retractable pickup and bridge manipulator

Elevator:

  • Powered by one BaneBot 550 motor
  • Uses polycord and rollers
  • Has 2-3 ball capacity
  • Encoder PID controlled elevator

Turret:

  • Powered by AndyMark
  • Rotating turret with potentiometer PID control

Shooter:

  • Powered by one BaneBot 550 motor
  • Variable speed shooter wheel controlled by encoder PID
  • Two position hood for shooting from the Key, or Fender

Awards

Greater Toronto East Regional

  • Quality Award sponsored by Motorola
  • Regional Winners

 

Waterloo Regional

  • Engineering Excellence Award sponsored by Delphi
  • Regional Chairman’s Award
  • Regional Winners

 

Greater Toronto West Regional

  • Quality Award sponsored by Motorola
  • Regional Winners

 

FIRST Championship

  • Championship Division Winners – Archimedes
  • Quality Award sponsored by Motorola

CHALLENGE

LogoMotion

The 2011 FRC game is called LOGO MOTION. Two alliances containing three teams each will compete on a 27-by-54-foot field with poles, to earn points by hanging as many triangle, circle and square pieces as possible. Bonus points will be earned for each robot that can hang and assemble logo pieces for the FIRST logo. As Robots are trying to score points, opposing robots can try and stop them, the opposing robot can not go into their zone when robots are placing game pieces. Robots can also deploy Mini-Bots to climb vertical poles for a chance to earn additional points.

ROBOT

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

Specifications: 

  • 120 lbs and 60″ tall
    • 28” x 38” footprint
    • 120″ reach

Drive Train: 

  • 2 speed transmission
    • Encoder, potentiometer and gyro auto mode
    • 6 wheel drive train

Shoulder:

  • Powered by one BaneBot motor
  • Single Bar linkage

Elbow:

  • Powered by one BaneBot motor
  • Single Bar linkage

Claw:

  • Two separately driven roller systems
  • Each are powered by one BaneBot motor

Awards

Waterloo Regional

  • Engineering Excellence Award sponsored by Delphi
  • Regional Winners

 

Greater Toronto Regional

  • Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors
  • Regional Winners
  • Woodie Flowers Finalist Award

 

Finger Lakes Regional

  • Engineering Excellence Award sponsored by Delphi
  • Regional Winners

 

FIRST Championship

  • Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation
  • Division Semi-finalist

CHALLENGE

Breakaway

BREAKAWAY is played on a 27’ by 54’ field, which is separated into three zones by one foot tall, 45 degree bumps placed 18 feet apart. Two alliances of three robots each compete to kick soccer balls into their own goals to score points. Each goal is worth 1 point, and the scored ball is then returned to the middle zone of the field by a series of overhead bars. In the middle of each bump is a seven foot tall tower. If a robot can finish the match hanging off of one of the towers at least 20” in the air, the alliance gains an extra two points. If a robot is able to hang off of another robot which is hanging from the tower, the alliance gains two points for the robot hanging from the tower, and three points for the robot hanging from the other robot.

ROBOT

Hammertime

Hammertime

Specifications: 

  • 120 lbs and 38″ tall
  • 28” x 38” footprint

Drive Train: 

  • 2 speed transmission
  • Encoder and gyro auto mode
  • 8 wheel drive train

Kicker:

  • Pneumatic and elastic powered

Awards

Waterloo Regional

  • Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors
  • Regional Winners

 

Greater Toronto Regional

  • FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award
  • Quality Award sponsored by Motorola
  • Regional Winners
  • Woodie Flowers Finalist Award

 

FIRST Championship

  • Championship Division Winners – Galileo
  • Engineering Excellence Award sponsored by Delphi

CHALLENGE

Lunacy

Lunacy was played on a low friction surface with specified hard plastic wheels to simulate the low gravity on the lunar surface. The game was a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the manned mission to the lunar surface. Each robot towed a trailer into which opponents placed the game pieces, 9 inch webbed balls, to score points. “Special” balls could be collected throughout the match and used to score bonus points during the final 20 seconds. Teams could not remove balls from their trailer and no traction devices other than the specified wheels could be used.

ROBOT

Pursuit of Happiness

Pursuit of Happiness

Specifications: 

  • 120 lbs and 60″ tall
  • 38″ x 28″ footprint

Drive Train: 

  • 1 speed transmission
  • Encoder auto mode
  • 4 wheel drive train
  • Wax wheels to simulate driving on the moon

Scoring System:

  • Run by rollers
  • Intake goes to hopper in back
  • Direction of rollers is switched to score

Awards

Waterloo Regional:

  • Delphi “Driving Tomorrow’s Technology” Award
  • General Motors Industrial Design Award
  • Regional Winners

 

Greater Toronto Regional:

  • Motorola Quality Award
  • Regional Winners

 

FIRST Championship:

  • Divisional Semi-finalist

CHALLENGE

Overdrive

Overdrive was played on a circuit track with teams moving 40 inch balls around the track. Across the middle of the field was an overpass, 6.5 feet above the arena floor, upon which the balls were located at the start of the match. Points were scored by doing laps in a counter-clockwise direction with the robot and the ball, passing the ball over the overpass at the end of each lap. At the end of the match, bonus points were scored for every ball returned to the overpass before time expired.

ROBOT

Tilt-a-hurl

Tilt-a-hurl

Specifications: 

  • 120 lbs and 60″ tall
  • 28″ x 38″ footprint
  • 84″ reach

Drive Train: 

  • 2 speed transmission
  • Encoder and gyro auto mode
  • 6 wheel drive train
  • Up to 14m/s

Claw:

  • Four-bar linkage on each side extends claw
  • Rollers with treads on each claw for intake

Awards

Waterloo Regional

  • Motorola Quality Award
  • Regional Winners

 

Greater Toronto Regional

  • Delphi “Driving Tomorrow’s Technology” Award
  • Regional Winners

 

FIRST Championship

  • Divisional Semi-finalist

CHALLENGE

Rack 'N' Roll

Rack and Roll was a game of strategy and team coordination to score rows of inner tubes on a rack. The rack, located in the center of the field, had three levels of eight arms arranged in an octagon shape. Points were scored by placing your team’s tubes on the rack, with the score increasing exponentially for each tube added beside another of your team’s tubes. Black “spoiler” tubes could also be placed on the rack to cancel out an opposing tube. At the end of the game, robots that were elevated more than six inches above the floor on a team member’s robot, scored bonus points.

ROBOT

Zero

Zero

Specifications: 

  • 120 lbs and 48″ tall
  • 28″ x 38″ footprint
  • 84″ reach

Drive Train: 

  • 1 speed transmission
  • Encoder and gyro auto mode
  • 6 wheel drive train

Gripper:

  • Pneumatic powered
  • Connected by a four-bar linkage

Awards

Waterloo Regional

  • Highest Rookie Seed
  • Regional Winners
  • Rookie All Star Award

 

Greater Toronto Regional

  • Highest Rookie Seed
  • Regional Winners

 

FIRST Championship

  • Divisional Semi-finalist