January 3, 2009
At 6am today, our team went to San Jose State University for the local 2009 FRC Kickoff Event. There were representatives from over 30 different Bay Area teams at the event, all eagerly waiting for the new challenge to be released and the new build season to start.
The 2009 challenge, “Lunacy,” is played on a 27 by 54ft rectangular field, where two alliances, each consisting of 3 robots, try to score multi-colored spheres into “trailers” attached to the opposing alliance’s robots while simultaneously defending their own “trailer” (more information about the game and the game animation can be found at here).
We wish all teams best of luck during the next short, sleep-deprived six weeks of their lives!