The team robot build week season is from January – February. During March the regional competitions take place. We will find out on Saturday, January 9, 2016 what this season’s build challenge will be.
The 2015 build was RECYCLE RUSH, a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all game pieces used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season.
The Cedarburg HexHounds won the Creativity Award at the 2015 competition for their design of a floating rear axle suspension system. This award-winning design helped their robot keep all four mecanim wheels on the ground at all times, which is necessary as the robot traverses different terrain throughout the challenge field.