Team 1718 The Fighting Pi have completed our competition season. We've moving into the off-season now with a full complement of prototyping, testing, and teaching. The team has some new opportunities for outreach as well.
We look forward to seeing you at the Maker Faire, the Armada Fair, and our many other off-season events.
Welcome! We are Team 1718, The Fighting Pi. We are a FIRST Robotics Competition team based out of the Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences in Armada, Michigan. This is our eighth year as a team. The team is composed of about 30 students from four rival school districts: Richmond, Armada, New Haven and Memphis.
Our team focuses on being financially savvy, promoting science, engineering and technology in our community, and drawing students from multiple school districts to the FIRST experience. These goals are met by keeping a close eye on the team budget, giving sponsor presentations, and starting FIRST Lego League and Robotics teams in the local area. In order to ensure our business is successful, welcoming, and has a giving environment in which to learn, both at competitions and as a cooperative, the Fighting Pi donates time, money, and energy to charitable causes in hopes of strengthening bonds among team members, parents, volunteers, mentors, and sponsors.
2013 Game - Ultimate Ascent
ULTIMATE ASCENT is played by two competing alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 foot field. Each Alliance consists of three robots, and they compete to score as many discs into their goals as they can during a two (2)-minute and fifteen (15)-second match. The higher the goal in which the disc is scored, the more points the Alliance receives.
The match begins with a fifteen (15)-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of driver inputs. Discs scored during this period are worth additional points. For the remainder of the match, drivers control robots and try to maximize their alliance score by scoring as many goals as possible.
The match ends with robots attempting to climb up pyramids located near the middle of the field. Each robot earns points based on how high it climbs. Scoring for the match is summarized below.