2503 Warrior Robotics - Brainerd Public Schools
2016-2017 Season


FIRST® STEAMWORKSSM, the 2017 FIRST® Robotics Competition game, invites two adventurers’ clubs, in an era where steam power reigns, to prepare their airships for a long distance race.

Each three–team alliance prepares in three ways.

  1. Build steam pressure. Robots collect fuel and socre it in their boiler via high and low efficiency goals. Boilers turn fuel into steam pressure which is stored in the steam tank on the airship – but it takes more fuel in the low efficiency goal to build steam than the high efficiency goal.
  2. Start rotors.Robots deliver gears to the pilots on their airship for installation. Once the gear train is complete, they turn the crank to start the rotor.
  3. Prepare for flight.Robots must latch on to their airship before launch (the end of the match) by ascending their ropes to signal that they are ready for takeoff.

Each match begins with a 15 second autonomous period in wich robots operate only on pre–programmed instructions. During this period, robots work to support the three efforts listed above and also get points for crossing their baseline.

Action Value
Cross the baseline 5 match points
1 fuel in the HE Goal 1 match point 1kPa
3 fuel in the LE goal 1 match point 1kPa
Rotor turning 60 match points

During the remaining 2 minutes and 15 seconds of the match, called the teleop period, robots are controlled by student drivers. Teams on an alliance work to gether to build as much pressure and start as many rotors as possible – but they have to be sure they leave enough time to latch on to their airship before the end of the batch. Points for these effors are awarded as shown.

Action Value
3 fuel in the HE goal 1 match point 1kPa
9 fuel in the LE goal 1 match point 1 kPa
Rotor turning 40 match points
Ready for takeoff 50 match points

Alliances are seeded in the Qualification tournament using ranking points which are awarded based on a combination of their Win–Loss–Tie record. The number of times they reach a 40 kiloPascal pressure threshold, and the number of times they start all rotors.