2015 RECYCLE RUSH

The 2015 FRC game, Recycle Rush, consisted of stacking rectangular "totes" with one cylindrical recycling can on top. The game is played by two opposing alliances of three robots each. Pool noodles called "litter" could also be thrown across the field by human players for extra points. A "coopertition" task could also be completed, consisting of stacking three totes on the step separating the two halves of the field. The official FIRST one-page summary can be found here.

OUR 2015 ROBOT, TOOTHLESS

QUICK FACTS

  • NAME: Toothless
  • STATUS: In service
  • SIZE: 28"" W x 32"" L x 77"" H
  • WEIGHT: 120 lb
  • TEAM CAPTAINS: Sarah Powazek, Andrew Phelps, Li Xiuyuan
  • RECORD: 6 events attended, avg score 123.65

HISTORY

  • AUBURN MOUNTAINVIEW: Event Winners, Creativity Award
  • MOUNT VERNON: Event Winners, Innovation in Control Award
  • SHOREWOOD: Event Winners, Team Spirit Award
  • PNW DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP: Semifinalists, Dean's List Finalist Award (Sarah Powazek)
  • CHAMPIONSHIP: Curie Division Semifinalists
  • GIRL'S GENERATION (OFF-SEASON): Event Winners

ROBOT ABILITIES

  • Spring-loaded "tabs" on the elevator easily pick up totes from the landfill zone
  • Able to stack 6-high tote stacks with a recycling container due to the "ears" on top of the robot, helping to stabilize the stack
  • 4-bar linkage arm able to retrieve two recycling cans from the "step" in the autonomous period
  • Chain-driven elevator with PID position control and limit switches
  • Thru-beam sensor for tote intake status connected to on-board LED indicator lights for tote status and elevator status

The 2015 Team