FIRST STEAMWORKS, SM the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition game, invites two adventure clubs from an era in which technology relied on steam power to prepare their airships for the ultimate long distance race.
Each three-team alliance prepares to
take flight in three ways:
1. Build Steam Pressure.
Robots collect fuel
represented by green balls. They score it
in high and low goals in their boiler. As fuel
is scored steam pressure in the tank on
the alliance’s airship builds – the high goal
builds pressure faster than the low goal.
2. Start Rotors.
Robots retrieve and deliver
gears to pilots on their airship who then
install them on the appropriate rotor. Once
a gear train is complete the rotor can be
3. Prepare for Flight.
Adventure clubs want
their robots to climb aboard their airships so
they can assist the pilots during the race
The hardest fun you’ll ever have has its rewards.
Participating FIRST Robotics Competition students are eligible to apply for nearly $22 million in scholarships from more than 200 colleges and universities.