2015 Recycle Rush
RECYCLE RUSH is a recycling-themed game designed for the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). It is played by two Alliances of three Teams each. Alliances compete simultaneously to score points by stacking Totes on Scoring Platforms, capping those stacks with Recycling Containers, and properly disposing of Litter, represented by pool noodles, in designated locations. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all scoring elements used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season.
- Robot set
- Tote set
- Container set
- Stacked tote set
- Scored gray tote: 2 per tote
- Scored recycling container: 4 per level
- Litter scored in/on recycling container: 6 per recycling container
- Litter scored in landfill zone: 1 per litter
- Unprocessed litter bonus: 4 per litter
- Coopertition set: 20 for each alliance
- Coopertition stack: 40 for each alliance
The FIELD for RECYCLE RUSH is a 27 ft. by 54 ft. carpeted area, bound by and including GUARDRAILS and two (2) ALLIANCE WALLS. The FIELD is bisected by a STEP. The carpet used for each half of the FIELD matches the color of the respective PLAYER STATIONS (Shaw Floors, Philadelphia Commercial, Neyland II 20, 50510, “Polar Express” and “Capital Red”). There are two versions of GUARDRAILS and ALLIANCE WALLS that will be used at competitions. One is the design that has been used at FRC competitions for several years and matches the design depicted in the 2015 Official FIRST Field Drawings & Models. The other was designed and is sold by AndyMark. While the designs are slightly different, the critical dimensions, performance, and expected user experience between the two is comparable. All Regional and Championship assemblies will use the traditional FIRST design. Teams may contact their local District leadership for details on which assembly will be used at their District event. Detailed drawings for the AndyMark design are posted on the AndyMark website. All illustrations in the game manual show the traditional field design.
These are the robots that our team made for this game: