The new game has been announced and our build season is underway. The kickoff video explaining the game is available on YouTube. The goal of the game is to breach defenses and take over the opposing team's tower. The robots have to cross a variety of obstacles which change depending on the match and shoot boulders into the tower. Once the tower has been damaged enough, at the end of the match robots can climb to the top of the tower. Each match is two minutes and thirty seconds long, starting with a fifteen second autonomous period.
This year we have 40 students on the FRC team comprised of seniors, juniors, and sophomores. Our first year team members are participating in VEX with another 40 members.
Our RobotEx-Caliper is a 8 pneumatic wheel drive base with a climber to scale the tower in the 15 second end game, It also has a ball collector. Ex-Caliper is primarily a breaching robot with low goal shooter capabilities. The robot can autonomously bring a ball over a defense and when the tele-operated period starts breach defenses and put balls in the low goal. Ex-Caliper is reliable and consistent at breaching and putting balls into the low goal.
Curie Division - St Louis Missouri (April 27-30, 2016)
Pacific Northwest District Championship - Portland, Oregon (April 7-9, 2016)
Pacific Northwest District Competition - Philomath, Oregon (March 25-26, 2016)
Pacific Northwest District Competition - Ellensburg, Washington (March 18-19, 2016)
Pacific Northwest District Competition - Auburn (Mountainview) Washington (March 4-5, 2016)
Woodie Flowers Finalist Mentor Ken Zaballos