The North Shore Event
You can see the following robot compete at the North Shore event! Every year the Reading Robockets help the local robotics competition at the Reading Memorial Highschool. It is free to attend for visiting spectators and we encourage you to come to sit in the stands and root for your favorite teams. Complete information about the event can be found at this NEFIRST page. The event is taking place March 16th, through March 18th lasting from the morning to the afternoon on both Saturday and Sunday.
FIRST® POWER UP, the 2018 FIRST® Robotics Competition game, includes two alliances of video game characters and their human operators who are trapped in an arcade game. Both alliances are working to defeat the boss in order to escape!
This year's game is called FIRST PowerUp and has everyone excited about the competition. Featured in the game are several scoring mechanics. The first being that robots must place cubes in scales placed around the field to tip them in their favor. Scoring from these scales can be supplemented with PowerUps. A game cube can be consumed to provide extra scoring, a free climb, or ownership of a scale regardless of it's weight! Finally, as always, the game is completed with a climb at the end.