FIRST® STEAMWORKSSM, the 2017 FIRST® Robotics Competition game, invites two adventurers’ clubs, in an era where steam power reigns, to prepare their airships for a long distance race.
Each three–team alliance prepares in three ways.
|Cross the baseline||5 match points|
|1 fuel in the HE Goal||1 match point 1kPa|
|3 fuel in the LE goal||1 match point 1kPa|
|Rotor turning||60 match points|
During the remaining 2 minutes and 15 seconds of the match, called the teleop period, robots are controlled by student
drivers. Teams on an alliance work to gether to build as much pressure and start as many rotors as possible – but they have to be sure they leave enough time to latch on to their
airship before the end of the batch. Points for these effors are awarded as shown.
|3 fuel in the HE goal||1 match point 1kPa|
|9 fuel in the LE goal||1 match point 1 kPa|
|Rotor turning||40 match points|
|Ready for takeoff||50 match points|
Alliances are seeded in the Qualification tournament using ranking points which are awarded based on a combination of their Win–Loss–Tie record. The number of times they reach a 40
kiloPascal pressure threshold, and the number of times they start all rotors.