About FIRST POWER UP
Each year the First organisation develops a challenge. FRC teams build robots to complete the challenges of the game in a head-to head 3v3 competition.
The Game Reveal Animation
For 2018, FRC has introduced FIRST POWER UP. In this game, alliances of three robots are stuck inside a retro arcade game! Teams must collect power cubes and place them in their sides of the switches and/or scale in order to escape. Teams generate 1 point per second for each switch/scale in their possession. Alliances can also trade in their power cubes for exclusive power ups like Boost, which earns you 2 points per second rather than 1 for a total of 10 seconds. Force, which allows your team to take ownership of a switch or scale that isn't currently in your posession for a total of 10 seconds. And finally, Levitate, which allows one robot a free climb at the end of the match. If all the robots on an alliance climb at the end of the match, the alliance challenges the boss (granting them a ranking point). All this happens during a 2 minute match consisting of 20 seconds of autonomous mode and a teleoperated period of 1 minute and 40 seconds. Human Players will be feeding cubes into the field and taking cubes from robots to put in the vault. Finally, a new role has been introduced to the drive team this year known as the Technician, who will act as tech support for their team.
Check out some of the previous games that we have played!