After appearing at 13 different FRC regionals, the 3d FRC match simulator 5th Gear will be making a showing at the 2009 FIRST Championship. Using this simulation, 6 players use XBox 360 controllers to each drive a virtual robot.
So come collect Lunacy moon rocks, charge Lunacy super cells, and shoot or dump both into your opponents’ trailers! Take a turn just for fun, or compete in one of our tournaments to see if you will be one of the 2009 5th Gear virtual champions (and win prizes)!
The 5th Gear exhibit (sponsored by Lockheed Martin) will be located north of the FTC pit area, near the FRC Pits, on the north side of GWCC Hall C.
5th Gear – What is it?
- An analysis and training tool useful throughout your entire FRC season.
- Available to the students as a free download.
- Interactively learn and analyze each year’s FRC challenge.
- Test and refine your strategies before your robot is completed.
- Practice driving and coaching; analyze technique by watching replays.
- Convey FRC’s excitement and fun during recruiting.
- Reach a broad audience during community outreach.
A WPI project team will be there to collect feedback on how to better use the simulation in the future, including data on what tournament formats would be the best for a Virtual Competition. Come help us shape the future offerings 5th Gear!
For those that will not be able to attend the Championship this year, 5th Gear is available to download now. See below.
To see the flyer:
To see 5th Gear in action:
To download 5th Gear:
To discuss 5th Gear: