2013 Ultimate Ascent

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 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.

Game Animation


Drivetrain and Chassis:

6 ‚Äď 6‚Ä≥ VexPro Tractions wheels with diamond top tread
4 Cim driving Custom T3 Dual Speed Transmission (Thunderbox)


Custom poured Reflex 30 tire on a VexPro Wheel.
Costume Lexan Guide
Lead Screw angle deck powered by snow blower motor


Week 4 of Build Season

February 11, 2013

After testing many different types of shooter wheels, the team decided to¬†custom¬†build their own wheel. Here is a picture of the mold used to pour the the mold this week. Utilizing a 6″ Vexpro wheel, the team plans to pour it’s own rubber wheel. Stay tuned for pictures and testing of the wheel. The team…

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Week 5 of Build Season

February 17, 2013

Truck Town Thunder has been able to come up with a creative new design for a shooter wheel this year. The team was just not satisfied with the performance of the wheels that were available and wanted to innovate a wheel that would be more effective. Utilizing Reoflex¬†Polyurethane, a mold developed in Week 4 and…

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2013 Robot Reveal

February 23, 2013

Truck Town Thunder would like to introduce our 2013 Robot. We took the time to highlight some of the engineering innovations the team was able to come up with. Along with posting our shooter and pictures of our Drive System. The team is working hard at getting the entire robot completed. We look forward to…

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Truck Town Thunder Honored at the Kettering FIRST Robotics District Competition

March 4, 2013

Ortonville, Michigan, Monday, March 4, 2013¬†‚Äď On Saturday, March 2,2013, the Truck Town Thunder Robotics, FIRST Robotics Team 68, exhibited tremendous professionalism at the Kettering FIRST Robotics District Competition. The team was able to make it to the Semi-Finals with FRC Teams 302, The Dragons from Lake Orion High School and FRC Team 3421, Tachyon…

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2013 Kettering FIRST District Competition

March 9, 2013

FIRST Team 68, Truck Town Thunder competes at the Kettering District.¬†The 2013 game was Ultimate Ascent. Robots shot Frisbees in goals to earn 1,2, or 3 points. Our team ended up semi-finalists and won 2 awards at this competition. We won the Industrial Safety Award and the coveted¬†Chairman’s Award.   Semis 2 Match 2 Video

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