This past Saturday, Team 4909 began the 2023 FIRST® Robotics Competition season with our annual Kickoff! We hosted team 1768 Nashoba Robotics at Billerica Memorial High School to watch the reveal of this year's game, CHARGED UP℠ presented by Haas. This marked the beginning of the build season, a 6-week period where teams design and build their robots from start to finish. This season, students are challenged to create a robot that can score points by delivering cones and cubes to dedicated areas called nodes in the grid located across the playing field. Point values vary based on the height of the node and the period of the match that the game piece was scored. In the final 30 seconds of the match, the endgame challenge offers additional points if a robot can successfully balance on an 8-foot wide platform called the Charge Station. After watching FIRST’s stream of the game reveal, the teams read through the game manual together to fully grasp the extent of the game and develop an action list from what we learned. Below is the game animation and additional information about the game.
Now, students will design, manufacture and program a fully functioning robot to fulfill the game requirements. Stay tuned for weekly updates!
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