Welcome to the 2017-18 Relic Recovery Season!

While Hurricane Irma descended upon Florida, FIRST Tech Challenge teams statewide were gearing up for the new 2017-18 Relic Recovery season.  The hurricane caused the cancellation of live kick off events across Florida, but there was a virtual state kick off and the livestream Kick off event from San Diego for teams to follow. This year’s game looks amazing and sets some pretty sophisticated engineering challenges for teams.   Check out the game video below:

The object of this year’s  challenge is to attain a higher score than the opposing alliance by (1) scoring game elements representing Glyphs into appropriate spots in “Cryptoboxes” and completing rows, column, and ciphers, (2) transferring Relics to the Recovery Zone, (3) retrieving game elements representing Jewels, (4) parking on the Balancing Stones, and (5) navigating to specific parts of the Playing Field.

Check out the one page game description here.  Game manuals and resources are on the FIRST Tech Challenge page at FIRSTInspires.org

And teams can follow along with Robot in 1 Weekend builds that were postponed from kick off weekend to September 16 and 17.  In Tampa, a Robot in 1 Weekend event is being held at University Mall with FIRST alumni, many who are students at the University of South Florida.  Robot in 1 Weekend builds are a great way to learn build and programming techniques, and get good ideas on strategy and design that you can use for your own builds.

Visit Robot in 3 Days to learn more!

And Go Teams!

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