It was a rocky Rover Ruckus for us this season, and while our robot couldn’t quite rise to the occasion, we did! At the ROBOT League Championship this past weekend, we earned the Connect Award, and the 7th slot for Florida FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship participation in our League.
We’ve been so busy since kick-off in early September, we haven’t had a chance to post an update until now.
First of all, congratulations to Marcus of KNO3 for taking home the duct tape Minion in recognition of his great Rover Ruckus game guess, in our annual Guess the Game challenge! And second, Rover Ruckus is pretty awesome. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing alliance by descending from a central platform called “the Lander”, collecting Minerals (blocks and balls) from the Crater, sorting and scoring Minerals into the Cargo Hold of the Lander, performing Autonomous tasks, and navigating to specific parts of the Playing Field. You can see the Rover Ruckus game animation and other related game specs on our Library page.
It’s that time of year again! Time for FIRST Tech Challenge Team Duct Tape’s annual Guess the Game Game! This year, we’re going to try again, to give away our homemade duct tape Minion – who ended up living an extra year with us after last season’s live kick off was called on account of bad weather.
So Minion is back, and looking for a home with whoever comes up with a guess closest to this season’s actual game challenge. Using the Rover Ruckus teaser video below, and any game hints you might detect in the FIRST Tech Challenge blog, teams attending the West Florida FIRST Tech Challenge Kick Off at Middleton High School this coming Saturday, September 8, can put their best guesses in a box we’ll have there. After the game reveal, we’ll award the Minion to whoever came closest!
So, start combing through anything that looks like clues, and we’ll see you on Saturday!