Recycle Rush

THE GAME

RECYCLE RUSH is a recycling-themed game designed for the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). It 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. The 27 ft. by 54 ft. playing Field is bisected by a small Step which may not be climbed on or crossed by Robots. Thus each Alliance competes on their respective 26 ft. by 27 ft. side of the Field.


Game Strategy

Truck Town Thunder has decided to employ a strategy pertaining to the middle portion of the field. The team is going to repetitively stack totes from the landfill zone and place them onto the platforms. In addition, T3 plans on removing containers from the Step and securing them on their alliance’s side of the field as containers from the Step may yield an advantage in close matches.

THE ROBOT

Autonomous

  • Pull either a tote or container into the auto zone
  • Attempt to stack 3 totes
  • Pull containers off of the Step

Teleoperated

  • Stack totes from the landfill zone
  • Allow efficient feeder station bots to use the feeder station
  • Be tethered to a ramp at the feeder station

NEWS

M15 Urgent Care

May 9, 2015

The three district competition Industrial Safety Awards won in 2015 can be tied to M15 Urgent Care’s donated supplies.  Thank you M15 for your guiding expertise and donation!

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Michigan Advanced Robotics Competition (MARC)

June 13, 2015

We have a winner!  The 4-pack alliance was successful in its effort to capture the 2015 championship.  The alliance consisted of these four teams: # 3641 – The Flying Toasters #226 – The Hammerheads #302 – The Dragons #68 – Truck Town Thunder  

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2015 Indiana Robotics Invitational

July 19, 2015

This weekend was the 2015 Indiana Robotics Invitational at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is an annual event where teams are invited from all over the world to come and compete in a two day robotics event. The teams invited have to make it through a application process and officially be invited…

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