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 – 6″ 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


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March 21, 2013

Grand Valley State University, March 21-22, 2013 – Truck Town Thunder continued the 2013 competition season at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. The team was able to bring home a Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award and the Underwriters Laboratories Industrial Safety Award. The team was also able to competitively make the Semi-Finals with this year’s robot.…

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March 26, 2013

Ortonville, Michigan, Monday, March 26, 2013 –Truck Town Thunder traveled to Grand Valley State University this weekend to compete in the West Michigan FIRST Robotics District Competition. Competitively, the team finished in 11th place after qualification rounds and made it to the Semi-Finals in the Elimination rounds. The team is currently ranked 15th in the…

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2013 MSC Live Steam

April 13, 2013
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2013 Build

April 16, 2013

Truck Town Thunder documented the entire 2013 Build Season and showcases it here in our Video Playlist.

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Truck Town Thunder Qualifies for the World Championships

April 17, 2013

Ortonville, Michigan, Monday, April 14, 2013 – This weekend, April 11-13, 2013, The Truck Town Thunder robotics team competed in the Michigan State Championships at the Eastern Michigan Convocation Center. The team made it to the semifinal rounds which qualified them for the World Championship Event in St. Louis, April 23-26th. This is a great…

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