On January 3rd, our team met at the Innovation Connector to find out what our game objective for 2015 would be. This year is Recycle Rush!
RECYCLE RUSH is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all game pieces used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season.
Learning the Rules and Brainstorming
After the big game reveal, we spend the day learning the rules and discussing possible strategies.
“One of the biggest challenges of Recycle Rush is going to be moving the robot on a cluttered field.” ~ Jordan
“Not knocking anything over is going to be challenging.” ~Garrett
Prototyping and Discussing the Design
This week each team member presented a robot idea or an element needed on the robot. At the end of the day it came down to two possible robot design ideas. Teams were assigned to build a prototype of each design.
We’ll see what our robot will end up looking like! The rest of the week will be trial and error as we try out various elements. Looks like another year is off to a great start!
Big Thanks to the Innovation Connector! What a fantastic venue to host our kick-off event!