The Challenge

Official_Logo_of_2016_FRC_challenge_FIRST_STRONGHOLD.svg FIRST Stronghold is played by two alliances of three teams each, and involves breaching the opponents’ defenses, known as outer works, and capturing their tower by first firing “boulders” (small foam balls) at it and then surrounding or scaling the tower using rungs. Points are scored by crossing elements of the tower’s outer works, shooting boulders into the opposing tower’s five goals in order to lower the tower strength, and by surrounding and scaling the tower.

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Each match begins with a 15-second autonomous period where robots act on pre-programmed instructions. The match then transitions to a 2 minute and 15 second teleoperated (tele-op) period, where robots are driven by the drive teams.

Here is the game reveal video

To see our statistics and pictures of our robot (when available), please click below and see our page on The Blue Alliance website.

Team 2809