2011 Competitions for our team
March 17-19 – West Michigan District at GVSU Allendale campus
March 24-26 – Niles District at Niles High School
April 7-9 – State Finals at Eastern Michigan
The FIRST competition has a comprehensive set of rules that team members should be familiar with. Read them HERE.
Every so often, FIRST will also publish amendments to the rules, known as “team updates”. Read them HERE.
The basic premise of this year’s game, “LogoMotion”, is to put inflatable tubes on a rack to score points. The first 15 seconds are autonomous, and involve putting yellow “UberTubes” on the rack. The majority of the game consists of putting triange, circle, and square tubes representing the FIRST logo on the rack. Finally, with 10 seconds to go, the robots release their Minibots; small autonomous robots that race to the top of poles for a point bonus! The 3-team Alliance with the most points wins!