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The 2017 FRC Game

posted Jan 14, 2015, 12:51 PM by Glenelg Robotiators   [ updated Jan 13, 2017, 12:58 PM by Robotics Mentor ]
The first game for the 2017 season is called STEAMWORKS! 

    Steamworks is a steam-powered theme gameplay where two alliances with three robots on each alliance battle to start their airship!
Alliances score points by shooting fuel into their corresponding boilers and by attaching 12 gears to their airship. Once enough fuel has 
been put into the boiler, and once 12 gears has been placed onto the airship, the airship's rotors will spin up and prepare for blast off!

    Before the match begins, each robot starts with 10 fuels and 1 gear. Each match begins with a 15-second
 Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of their drivers. During this period, alliances attempt 
to earn points by using their robots to fill their boilers with the fuel and/or attach gears to their airship. During 
the remaining two minutes and 15 seconds of the match, called the Teleop Period, robots are controlled remotely 
by student drivers located behind the walls at the ends of the field. Teams on an Alliance work together to place 
all 12 gears on their airship and fill their boilers with enough fuel to start the airship's rotors. When 1 rotor on the 
airship starts, 40 points is award to that alliance. When all 4 rotors are started, an additional 100 points is awarded
to that alliance. Defense is an overlooked strategy that can be very useful to prevent the other team from placing 
gears on their airship or from getting fuel into their boilers. During the last 30 seconds of the match, robots can 
climb a rope that is dropped down from their airship before the end of the match which can earn an alliance 50 points. 
The point system works like this...

                                 Point System
3 fuel in high goal 1
9 fuel in low goal 1
1 Rotor turned 40
All rotors turned 100
Climbing 50

To understand the game better watch this short video...

2017 Steamworks First Robotics Competition