2018 FRC Season: Power Up

The Challenge: FIRST Power Up

FIRST Power Up is the FIRST Robotics Competition game for the 2018 season. It involves two alliances of three teams each, with each team controlling a robot and performing specific tasks on a field to score points. The game has a retro 8-bit theme and teams are required to place milk crates, or "power cubes", on large balancing scales to tip the scale and gain ownership. Alliances can also trade power cubes for power ups, giving them a temporary advantage in a match. At the end of the match, robots can climb the tower attached to the centre balancing scale using a rung attached to the tower, giving them additional points. More information can be found on Wikipedia.

Our Robot

2017 Robot

Robot Specs

  • Name: The Chief
  • Weight: 119.3 lbs
  • Size: 27" W x 32" L x 54" H
  • Rolly grabber intake with different compliance on each side
  • Cascade elevator to reach 90" height
  • West-Coast drivetrain
  • Winch for climbing rung during endgame
  • Spring-loaded forks to lift partner during endgame

Competition History

  • Southern MD Event Rank 23, Pick 2 of Alliance 8, Eliminated in Quarterfinals
  • Central MD Event Rank 9, Pick 1 of Alliance 7, Eliminated in Quarterfinals
  • Curie Division - Detroit Championship Rank 62
  • Battle O' Baltimore Rank 20, Pick 1 of Alliance 7, Eliminated in Quarterfinals
  • IROC Rank 8, Captain of Alliance 6, Eliminated in Finals