On January 9th, 2016, the FIRST Robotics Competition game, FIRST Stronghold, was announced to the entire world over live stream. Truck Town Thunder will again be competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition, and is currently building its robot for competition to meet the challenges that the new game has to offer. FIRST Stronghold is “played by two alliances of three teams each, and involves breaching the opponents’ defenses, known as outer works, and capturing their tower by first firing “boulders” (small foam balls) at it and then surrounding or scaling the tower using rungs. Points are scored by crossing elements of the tower’s outer works, shooting boulders into the opposing tower’s five goals in order to lower the tower strength, and by surrounding and scaling the tower” (FIRST Stronghold Game Manual).
Truck Town Thunder has come up with what they believe is a winning strategy, and they have decided on a design to meet the requirements of FIRST Stronghold. Stay tuned to Truck Town Thunder on social media and its website, www.trucktownthunder.com, to receive updates on the team’s progress throughout its build season.
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