Teams, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.
STEAMWORKS invites two adventurers’ clubs, in an era where steam power reigns, to prepare their airships for a long distance race.
Each three team alliance prepares in three ways:
1.Builds team pressure.
Robots collect fuel (balls) and score it in their boiler via high and
low efficiency goals. Boilers turn fuel into steam pressure which is stored in the steam tank on their airship -but it takes more fuel in the low efficiency goal to build steam than the high efficiency goal.
Robots deliver gears to pilots on their airship for installation. Once the gear
train is complete, they turn the crank to start the rotor.
3.Prepare for flight.
Robots must latch on to their airship before launch (the end of the
match) by ascending their ropes to signal that they’re ready for takeoff
STRONGHOLD is played by two alliances of three teams each. Alliances compete against each other to breach their opponents’ defenses, known as outer works, and capture their tower. They score points by crossing elements of their opponents’ outer works, and capture their tower. They score points by crossing elements of their opponents’ outer works, scoring boulders in their opponents’ tower goals, and surrounding and scaling their opponents’ tower itself.
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.
The match begins with a 15-second Hybrid Period in which robots operate independently of driver inputs. During this Hybrid Period, one
The match ends with robots attempting to balance on bridges located at the middle of the field. In Qualification Matches, a robot from each