The 2017 FRC Game

Post date: Jan 14, 2015 8:51:18 PM

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

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