Recycle Rush – 2015

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Recycle Rush – 2015 2017-12-30T16:34:46+00:00

Project Description

Game Brief

Recycle Rush involved picking up and stacking totes on scoring platforms, putting pool noodles (“litter”) inside recycling containers, and putting the containers on top of scoring stacks of totes. There is also a coopetition aspect of the game where both alliances of teams can pool their totes and stack them on a step dividing the field to each gain twenty points. Along with these robot actions, human players can attempt to throw the pool noodles across the field to gain four points for each noodle left in the opposing alliance’s work zone.

Play Field

Our Design

Design Elements & Awards

Our rookie year, competing in FRC’s 2015 Recycle Rush, was fraught with both challenges to overcome and triumphs to inspire hope and build upon. Any new comer to a FIRST Robotics Competition knows that the process and atmosphere can be daunting, but with the help of our lead mentors Eric Van Buren, Chelsea Olson, and Alida Mendes, and the contributions of our amazing donors, we were able to establish a very successful first year that prompted continuous growth.

  • PNW District Championships – Rookie Inspiration Award

  • PNW Shorewood – Rookie All Star Award

  • PNW Shorewood – Highest Rookie Seed

  • PNW Auburn – Rookie Inspiration Award

  • PNW District Championship – Volunteer of the Year (Mentor Alida Mendes)