Ruxz_M-rbu5hJUPoenSULdy6Wzk The Science of My Life: UPDATED: FRC KickOff! The Game is Rebound Rumble!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

UPDATED: FRC KickOff! The Game is Rebound Rumble!!

Tomorrow marks the official start of FRC 2012!  Teams in Idaho are meeting in Idaho Falls to pick up their kits and learn about the new challenge from FIRST headquarters.  I am so excited to follow our Declo FRC Team!  This is a huge commitment for the families, and it is a great opportunity for the high school students who have chosen to participate.  Have fun tomorrow and keep us posted.  The teams have about 2 months to design and build their robots, and the competitions start in March.  Good luck in 2012!

Rebound Rumble is played by two competing alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 ft field. Each alliance consists of three robots. They compete to score as many basketballs into their hoops as they can during a 2 minute and 15 second match. The higher the hoop in which the basketball is scored, the more points the alliance receives.

The match begins with a 15-second Hybrid Period in which robots operate independently of driver inputs. During this Hybrid Period, one robot on each alliance may be controlled using a Microsoft Kinect. 

How cool is that!!

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