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FIRST Robotics Team 3244
Us at the 10,000 Lakes Regional 2013
(Not pictured: Nick Asplund)
We are the Granite City Gearheads, FIRST Robotics Team 3244, from St. Cloud, Minnesota. Our team is composed of about 20 creative and diverse students, ranging from 9-12 grades from Apollo High School, Technical High School, and Cathedral High School.
The game is played with six robots, three to each alliance, all working together in a 25 by 54 ft.d field. The match is 2 minutes and 30 seconds long. This year, the competition is called Aerial Assist. Each alliance is randomly grouped with two other teams to compete against another alliance of three teams. The main focus is assisting other robots in scoring an exercise ball in four different goals: Two on the ground for 1 point, or two five feet off the ground for 10 points. Teams can earn up to 30 bonus points by assisting other alliance robots in passing the ball to one of the goals. The game focuses heavily on assisting, as the ranking is most heavily based on assists. The alliance team with the most points wins.