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Re: Official 2018 FRC Teaser - FIRST POWER UP

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You have a minibot, which is active for as long as possible in a large field, collecting coins which allow you participate in matches. There is no limit on how many matches a team can play, and a match can be of any game in FRC history. You need to design your main robot to be able to play every FRC game, as well as climb stairs to access different fields.
The number of coins you need to collect to play a match will be lower at district events. /s
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Unread 09-19-2017, 09:19 PM
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Re: Official 2018 FRC Teaser - FIRST POWER UP

The blog entry from 9th of August talks about breaking habits, how surprises that break habits can be gifts, changing routines.
https://www.firstinspires.org/roboti...2017-surprises


What if this game will be designed so the 6 or 6+ wheel WCD so many teams have perfected will not work well?
Or robots will be restricted to 4 wheels, 2 CIM drives?
Maximum speed restriction?

Radical change to kit of parts chassis?

What other habits may need to be broken?
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Re: Official 2018 FRC Teaser - FIRST POWER UP

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The blog entry from 9th of August talks about breaking habits, how surprises that break habits can be gifts, changing routines.
https://www.firstinspires.org/roboti...2017-surprises


What if this game will be designed so the 6 or 6+ wheel WCD so many teams have perfected will not work well?
Or robots will be restricted to 4 wheels, 2 CIM drives?
Maximum speed restriction?

Radical change to kit of parts chassis?

What other habits may need to be broken?
The last time someone tried to mess with the drivetrain, we had 2009. Many people regard that as in the top, er, bottom, three games (top on the "don't want to play" list, bottom on the "want to play" list).

And all FIRST did was to require that a certain wheel be used in the drivetrain, and no other wheels (or plates, or treads, or anything else) could be used except possibly as a follower wheel.
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I tried to tell you all it was a big deal but you were more impressed with the supercap RTC.

Just wait till you see what 900 has coming soon.
Will it involve the recent 900 staple - Harpoons?
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Re: Official 2018 FRC Teaser - FIRST POWER UP

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Will it involve the recent 900 staple - Harpoons?
Well, we haven't written the harpoon module for it yet.
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Re: Official 2018 FRC Teaser - FIRST POWER UP

Did anyone else notice how this robot in the teaser art seems to be caring a piece of scaffolding? idk if this is feasible but robots could be carrying this scaffolds similar to recycle rush and may need to drive over them or place them to score points.

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I tried to tell you all it was a big deal but you were more impressed with the supercap RTC.

Just wait till you see what 900 has coming soon.
The game will involve streaming movies to the FMS?
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Just wait till you see what 900 has coming soon.
I'm calling tentacles.
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Re: Official 2018 FRC Teaser - FIRST POWER UP

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The blog entry from 9th of August talks about breaking habits, how surprises that break habits can be gifts, changing routines.
https://www.firstinspires.org/roboti...2017-surprises


What if this game will be designed so the 6 or 6+ wheel WCD so many teams have perfected will not work well?
Or robots will be restricted to 4 wheels, 2 CIM drives?
Maximum speed restriction?

Radical change to kit of parts chassis?

What other habits may need to be broken?
I don't think that I'm the first to say it so sorry for the re-post haha. But I think that it is likley that this is in reference to the 4-year-cycle theory.
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Re: Official 2018 FRC Teaser - FIRST Power Up

it is the kickoff date 01-06-18
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Power up is in Mario, Mario has water level.
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Re: Official 2018 FRC Teaser - FIRST POWER UP

i think that the game might be a giant tower with robots on different levels and each robot has to a specific task in order to score points.
coins are things to collect and dumped in a certain spot to score even more points. just a thought
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Re: Official 2018 FRC Teaser - FIRST POWER UP

My thoughts for this year's game (hopefully most of these have not been covered already):

Perhaps we will have 2 team alliances this year since on all of the pictures on the side of the arcade machine there is only ever two robots on an alliance, and on the poster there is two red and two blue robots.

Points or game pieces can be traded in for multipliers or more powerful (Power Up) game pieces similar to Lunacy's super cells.

Maybe the GDC considered a simpler field given all the field complications of this year.
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Re: Official 2018 FRC Teaser - FIRST POWER UP

Going to 2v2 would play havoc on the match schedules. Either the turn time would need to speed way up or teams would be looking at 6 qual matches for a 60 team regional. Going to 4v4 would be more desirable.

That said - the arcade machine has 3 red and 3 blue buttons per joystick. I have been taking that to mean the matches will be 3v3 (or some crazy 6v6 variant).
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Re: Official 2018 FRC Teaser - FIRST POWER UP

i wonder if driver stations this year will have xyz buttons on them and arcade joysticks
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