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First power up 2018

Team Rembrandts, co-sponsored by Apex Dynamics BV, is busy working on the design, construction, and analysis of the robot for the 2018 First Robotic competition.

This year’s challenge: FIRST POWER UP, the first FIRST Robotics Competition game 2018, includes two alliances of video game characters and their human operators stuck in an arcade game. Both alliances are working to defeat the boss in order to escape!

Each three-team alliance prepares to defeat the boss in three ways:

  1. Control the Switches and the Scale.
    Robots collect Power Cubes and place them on Plates to control Switches or the Scale. When the Scale or their Switch is tipped in their favor, it is considered owned by that Alliance. Alliances work to have Ownership for as much time as
  2. Earn Power Ups.
    Robots deliver Power Cubes to their humans who then place them into the Vault earning the Alliance Power Ups. Alliances use Power Ups to gain a temporary advantage during the Match. There are three Power Ups available to teams: Force, Boost, and Levitate.
    Force gives the alliance ownership of the Switch, Scale, or both for a limited period of time
    Boost doubles the rate points are earned for a limited period of time
    Levitate gives a robot a free climb
  3. Climb the Scale.
    Robots Climb the Scale in order to be ready to Face The Boss.Het parcours in de arcade game

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Remain following Team Rembrandts and everything will become completely clear in the course of time!

Helmond, february 2018