Just wanted to share today’s successful “first float” in the 2021 SoCal robotics water game challenge! Multiple FRC teams in SoCal have joined up this spring to design and conduct a real water game competition, which is being officially held just 2 weekends from now on 3/27.
Floating robots compete in several different challenges with stylish, interactive game elements across a pool.
Here you can see 2 of the major game elements, including a boat (on fire) for the water rescue, and the lighthouse for the mermaid transfer. Other elements such as retrieving gems at the bottom of the pool, and navigating swimmer “hazards” are also present across the arena.
I’m mentoring a team of students from Long Beach Poly HS (officially from FRC Team 7042) and the challenge is hosted by Team 4415 in Cerritos, CA. Our team is Ocular Rift, and in true FRC style, of course we have buttons and polos! Follow along for more videos and photos on Instagram: @ocularrift
Video of drive system testing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60FLQuVz2O0