2011 FRC Challenge
This year’s FRC challenge, LOGO MOTION, incorporates the FIRST logo as game pieces. FRC competitions consist of two alliances, one red and one blue. In LOGO MOTION, each alliance is a combination of three FIRST teams. The game will be played on a flat field with a scoring grid at each end. The objective is to hang as many of the logo game pieces (inflated triangles, circles, and squares) on the grids as possible.
The higher a game piece is hung on the grid, the more points the alliance receives. Any logo piece hung on the same peg as an Ubertube receives double points. If the logo pieces are assembled in the order of the FIRST logo (triangle, circle, then square) the points for the row are doubled.
Each match lasts for 2 minutes and 15 seconds, beginning with a 15-second “autonomous period” in which the robot functions on its own using instructions programmed by the team. In order to receive extra points, it must hang Ubertubes. Then it is time for the drivers to take control during the “teleoperated period” which lasts until the end of the game.
At the end of the match, the robots deploy separate minibots which must race to the top of a vertical pole, triggering a sensor and earning the alliance additional bonus points. The first minibot to reach the top receives 30 points and the remaining bots receive 20, 15, and 10 points for the last minibot.
The Game Pieces