Robotics Build Season Kicks Off

The season has just kicked off with the annual game reveal last Saturday, where the team gathered together to watch the livestream and start brainstorming possible design ideas. This year, FIRST has teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm to launch the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) game, INFINITE RECHARGE, as a part of the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative. The theme of the game is centered around a futuristic city involving two alliances that consist of three teams each. These teams compete to perform various tasks such as, shooting foam balls known as Power Cells into high and low goals to activate a Shield Generator, manipulating a Control Panel to activate this shield, and returning to the Shield Generator to park or climb at the end of the match. The objective of the game is to activate the shield before asteroids strike the FIRST City, modeled after Star Wars. For more information about the FIRST RISE Challenge, check out the website and the game release video here. Don’t forget to follow @SMblyRequired5805 on Instagram and @SMblyRequired on Twitter to stay updated of the team's progress!

SMBLY REQUIRED would like to thank APPLIED MEDICAL, SMCHS MOTHER'S CLUB, BOEING, SOLIDWORKS, EXACT, and FREEDOM NATIONAL INSURANCE for their generous sponsorships and support. Please contact the team at robotics@smhs.org for any information regarding SMCHS Robotics Team.