2012 Season – Rebound Rumble
Game Description: In the 2012 game, Rebound Rumble, two Alliances of three teams compete by trying to score as many basketballs in the hoops as possible during the two minute and 15-second match. Balls scored in higher hoops score Alliances more points. Alliances are awarded bonus points if they are balanced on bridges at the end of the match. In matches where opponent Alliances work together to balance on the white “Coopertition® ” bridge, all participating teams earn additional valuable seeding points.
Game Animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOXsdhZZSdM
Robot Description: Team 237s robot was built on a 4 wheel drive base in a wide configuration. Using a dual sided pickup, the robot was capable of picking up balls from the floor and loading them into a spring-powered catapult. The catapult was designed to launch the ball into a trajectory that would give the ball the best angle to hit the basket at a standard distance. At the end of the match an arm, which was built onto the robot in one day at the first competition, would lower the bridge and allow teammate robots and Team 237’s robot to climb on top and balance the bridge.
- Chesapeake Regional
- Northeast Utilities FIRST Connecticut Regional