2013 Ultimate Ascent

Ultimate Ascent is the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition game. The game is an ultimate frisbee-like game with two pipe-base climbing pyramids on each side of the field. played with two opposing alliances of three robots each. Each end of the field has three goals that correspond to 1, 2, and 3-point values, with a 5 point goal at the top of the pyramid. Robots can also climb the pyramid for 10, 20, or 30 points depending on which level of the pyramid they reach. The official FIRST one-page summary can be found here.

OUR 2013 ROBOT, GIGABOT

QUICK FACTS

  • NAME: Gigabot
  • STATUS: Under renovation
  • TEAM CAPTAIN: Kara Walker
  • RECORD: 3 events, 39 matches, 30 matches won

HISTORY

  • PORTLAND REGIONAL: Quarterfinalists
  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON REGIONAL: Semifinalists, Entrepreneurship Award
  • GIRL'S GENERATION: Event Winners

ROBOT ABILITIES

  • 6-wheel differential drive with speed control
  • Singled wheel frisbee shooter with PID control
  • Pneumatic frisbee kicker, shooter alignment, and lifter arms
  • Surgical tubing for additional lifting force
  • Snap-lock loading tray