Rebound Rumble, FIRST Robotics 2012 Game

In the FIRST Robotics competition, individual teams of kids have six weeks to assemble a robot from a collection of loose parts. Here is our kit, just before we started inspecting the inventory. In March, FIRST team members around the country and in other parts of the world will play a game (the exact details of which were only revealed today– “Rebound Rumble”), and score points through “coopertition.” Teams will…

FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff

“The hardest fun you’ll ever have.” — FIRST Robotics slogan At Carnegie Mellon, waiting for the FIRST Robotics Competition 2012 Kickoff to start. I’m one of the mentors of our new club, the JCP 4H Gears. Today we will get a box of parts, and we’ll be told the rules of the game that will determine what kind of a robot the kids will need to build. Last year, robots…