Game On! 2015 FRC Game – RECYCLE RUSH!

Recycle Rush logoIt’s official! The 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) season kicked off Saturday, January 3, to reveal the new season challenge: RECYCLE RUSH!

Nearly 75,000 high-school students on approximately 3,000 teams at 107 venues around the globe joined the 2015 Kickoff via live Comcast NBCUniversal broadcast.

Orlando Science School 2015 Kick Off Event

Orlando Science School 2015 Kick Off Event

RECYCLE RUSH is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all game pieces used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season.

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Students at Dixie Hollins High School 2015 Kick Off event in St. Petersburg, FL

Working with adult Mentors, students now have just six weeks to design, build, program, and test their robots, which can weigh up to 120 lbs.,  to meet the season’s engineering challenge. Once these young inventors build a robot, their teams will participate in one or more of the 105 Regional and District events that measure the effectiveness of each robot, the power of collaboration, and the determination of students.

The Orlando Regional is among the oldest and largest of those events, and will host 64 teams from around Florida, the U.S. and abroad at the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida March 13 & 14.

Check out the game challenge video below, and click here for a one page game description.

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