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.
Drivetrain and Chassis:
4 Cim driving Custom T3 Dual Speed Transmission (Thunderbox)
Costume Lexan Guide
Lead Screw angle deck powered by snow blower motor
Ortonville, Michigan, September 25, 2012 – Truck Town Thunder Robotics, FIRST Team 68, competed in the Kettering Kickoff Competition this weekend at the Kettering University Recreation Center in Flint, MI. Together with FIRST Team 2337, The Enginerds from Grand Blanc High School, and FIRST Team 910, The Foley Freeze from Madison Heights, Truck Town Thunder…Read More
Game Analysis, Scoring Analysis, and Strategy (days 1-3) Before we could start building a robot, we had to figure out what we needed it do to be successful in Ultimate Ascent. We analyzed the rules and discussed how to score for a whole day, before even approaching the actual design of the robot. Strategy should…Read More
During week two prototyping continued. Coarse designs for the chassis were finalized, and the building of some parts began. Three members from the team attended the Baker Collage Design Review, although no significant changes were made to our team’s strategy as a result. We also developed a new climber that looks promising. Our chassis uses…Read More
During week three design and build progressed. The chassis designs were completed, the shooter sub-team continued working on designs, the feeding system prototype was completed and work continued on the new climber design. The electrical team began putting together a plan for wiring the robot when it is completed and the programming team put serious…Read More