F.I.R.S.T Robotics: Team 1572 Hammer Heads!

"We are gonna nail the competition"

2007 FRC Rack 'N Roll- "Predator"


Rack ‘n’ Roll is played by two three-team alliances on a large field with a center structure (Rack) containing 24 “spider legs.” To score, teams use three different types of tubes called “Keepers” “Ringers,” and “Spoilers.”

The game is made up of two scoring periods. In autonomous mode, which lasts 15 seconds, robots try to place a Keeper on one of the spider legs of the Rack using a color vision tracking system to find one of the four target lights at the top of the rack. Once placed, a Keeper tube may not be removed or “Spoiled.”

During the second period (2 minutes), the robots are driver controlled. In this period the teams will attempt to score more points by using the robots to add “Ringers” onto the spider legs or by “Spoiling” the opposing teams score by placing a black tube over the “Ringer.” Points are earned and scored exponentially by the number of consecutive Ringers and Keepers in a column or row. Only the tube on the front of the spider leg will count toward the overall score.


2007 FRC Rack 'N Roll- "Predator" Award

AWARD: FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION XEROX CREATIVITY AWARD SAN DIEGO REGIONAL 2007

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