2018 SparX Sub-Team Assignments

Sparx - 1126 2018 Team

Game On!!

SparX Team is already working hard to understand the Power Up Game and developing a winning strategy

And a winning Robot

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Game & Season Materials

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-Important documents and other resources regarding the 2018 season


-Information regarding game kickoff day (1/6/18)

Kit of Parts

-Kickoff Kit information


-First events


-Previous year's award recipients and this year's awards


-Documents, links and videos about team safety


-Online public blog about First

Resource Library

-Links to other documents and websites of related topics

Mechanical Resources

-Presentations and documents by First relating to mechanical subteam

Resource Library

-Documents relating to various First topics

FIRST Robotics Competition Suppliers

-List of suppliers that help First

Season Calendar

-Calendar of First events

Event Results

-Results of previous FRC matches

Watch Live Matches!

-Live broadcasts of FRC matches

FIRST POWER UP, the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition game, finds our teams trapped in an 8 bit video game!

Each three-team alliance has three ways to help defeat the boss:

1. Owning the scale or their switch. Ownership occurs when the scale or alliance’s switch is tipped in their favor.Robots collect and deliver power cubes to gain ownership.

2. Playing power ups. Alliances exchange.power cubes for power ups. Power ups provide a timed advantage during the match.There are three power ups that can be played: Force, Boost, and Levitate.

3. Climbing the scale tower. Robots work together to climb the scale tower to face the boss.

Autonomous Period:

Robots operate independently following pre-programmed instructions for the first fifteen seconds of the match.

Alliances score points by:

• Reaching their own autonomous line

• Gaining ownership of the scale or their switch

Teleoperated Period:

Operators take control for the final two minutes and fifteen seconds of the match.

Alliances continue to score points by:

• Gaining ownership of the scale or their switch

• Delivering power cubes to the alliance’s vault

• Using power ups for a timed advantage

• Parking on the scale platform or climbing the scale to face the boss

The alliance with the highest score at the end of the match defeats the boss and wins.


We missed the fastest prime time Award by 0.6 seconds!

The Xylem sponsored Let’s Solve Water Challenge

Water Works competition R News.MP4

Spectrum News Report of the October 14, 2017 Let's Solve Water Event

Building a Human Powered Irrigation Pump
SparX – 1126 Water Challenge 1 - Copy

We made this presentation to the XYLEM judges

Sunday was a beautiful day for the Down Syndrome Buddy Walk with our friends from Team 340 (Greater Rochester Robotics) and Assemblyman Mark Johns!

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Festival of Champions: The Super Bowl for the 2016/17 Season was held Saturday July 29th

The top FIRST Robotics Competition Alliances from FIRST Championship Houston and FIRST Championship St Louis met in head-to-head competition, in a best 3-of-5 format. Some awesome performing robots and super scores!