This past Saturday, January 6th, 2018, our team attended the FRC Competition Season Kickoff Event at Waukesha County Technical College. Kickoff is the start of a six week period in which teams design, manufacture, assemble and code their competition robots. The new game challenge is released to all teams worldwide during this event.
This year’s challenge is FIRST® POWER UP℠! The field and activities are designed to mimic a 1980’s video game. With this challenge our robots need to be swift and agile, able to put Power Cubes (milk crates) on top of switches and scales, and interact with human players. At the end of the round, the robots have the opportunity to climb the scale and get 30 points for their alliance by “Facing the Boss”.
We are looking forward to seeing how all the teams’ robots turn out this year!
We have our annual Mini-Regional coming up on February 18th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Raffle tickets are being sold for this event, and the prizes include a flat-screen T.V, a laptop, and $300 along with gift cards and other prizes from local businesses. The tickets are $3 individually, or you can purchase 4 tickets for $10. Ask your nearest robotics child if you wish to purchase some tickets!
Next Monday, January 8th, our strategy and drive team, and anyone else interested in helping with the 2018 game/robot strategy will be meeting up to discuss possible strategies. This will be held from 5-10 pm at the Sussex Methodist Church.
Our local kickoff event will take place this Saturday! It is at Waukesha County Technical College. Team members, be sure to arrive at 8:00am. The event is open to the public so any parents and alumni can feel free to stop by as well.