Current Challenge

Every year, FIRST releases a challenge for FRC teams across the world. In 6 weeks, teams build a robot that can complete the challenge and compete with other teams.

First Stronghold Release Video
Summary

FIRST Stronghold is the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition game. The game is played by two alliances of three teams each and involves breaching their opponents' defenses (other wise known as the outer works) and firing boulders (foam balls) and finally surrounding or scaling the enemy's tower.

Scoring points is dependent on the teams ability to cross the randomly selected defenses of the opposing tower's outer works (Auto: 10 points Telop: 5) and shoot boulders into one of the tower's five goals to lower it's strength (low goal- Auto: 5 points Teleop: 2 points. Shooting into a high goal- Auto: 10 points Teleop: 5). Surrounding and scaling the enemies tower will grant more points (Challenging/ getting onto the base of the tower when weakened- teleop: 5 points.) Capturing the enemies tower will grant 1 RP during qualifiers and 25 points during playoff. If all three robots at the end of the game are on the tower either by scaling it or surrounding it, the tower is captured. Finally the team with the most points at the end of the round wins.

Scoring