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.
2015 Game - Recycle Rush
Recycle Rush is a recycling themed game designed for the 2015 FIRST
Robotics Competition. It is played in matches with each match having 6 teams that are randomly selected using an algorithm. Each match will have two alliances consisting of 3 teams each. Alliances score by stacking “totes” on scoring platforms, topping them with recycling “containers” and putting “litter” inside of the containers for even more points. All of the playing pieces are reusable after this season to keep with the theme of recycling. The field is 27 feet by 54 feet separated in the middle with a small step which may not be climbed or crossed. This gives each alliance a 27 feet by 26 feet playing field. Each match begins with a 15 second autonomous period where the robots are preprogrammed to begin the stacking process. The rest of the match is 2 minutes and 15 seconds which is called the “tele-op” period, where the robots will be controlled by team drivers trying to get as many points as possible.