2018 - 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 center balancing scale using a rung attached to the tower, giving them additional points.
Team RUSH was 61-26-0 in official play in 2018 at:
- Central New York Regional
- Milford District
- Livonia District
- Michigan State Championship
- World Championship
Innovation in Controls Award - Central New York Regional
Industrial Design Award - Milford District
District Champion - Livonia District
Gracious Professionalism Award - Livonia District
Dean's List (Valentina Vargas) - Michigan State Championship
Industrial Design Award - Michigan State Championship
Entrepreneurship Award - World Championship
Daly Division Champion - World Championship
World Champion - World Championship
Drive Train: 6 Wheel Drive
Wheels: 4 Omni on corners + 2 Traction in the center
Transmission: Single Speed with Power Take Off
- Robot had deployable forklift for lifting partners off the ground.
- Spring loaded hooks swing up to attach to pipe.
- Elevator + Gripper intake used to aquire and place cubes