Recycle Rush

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Recycle Rush
Recycle Rush.svg
Year 2015
Season Information
Number of teams 3,000[1]
Number of regionals 56
Number of district events 44
Championship location Edward Jones Dome, St Louis, Missouri
Awards
Chairman's Award winner 597 - "Wolverines"
Woodie Flowers Award winner Mark Lawrence
Founder's Award winner John E. Abele
Champions 118 - "Robonauts"
1678 - "Citrus Circuits"
1671 - "Buchanan Bird Brains"
5012 - "Gryffingear"
Links
Website Official Website

Recycle Rush was the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition game. It involves picking up and stacking totes on scoring platforms, putting pool noodles ("litter") inside recycling containers, and putting the containers on top of scoring stacks of totes. There is also a coopertition aspect of the game where both alliances of teams can pool their totes and stack them on a step dividing the field to each gain twenty points. Along with these robot actions, human players can attempt to throw the pool noodles across the field to gain four points for each noodle left in the opposing alliance's work zone.[2]

Kickoff[edit]

The Kickoff event was held on January 3, 2015.

Autonomous[edit]

The game begins with a 15-second period where robots must act on their own according to instructions from programming. During this period, alliances can gain 4 points if each robot moves into the Auto Zone, 6 points if they bring all three totes into the Auto Zone, 8 points if they bring all three barrels into the Auto Zone, and 20 if all three totes are stacked in the Auto Zone.[2] However, the strategy most often seen at regional events and the championship was often to grab the recycling bins located on the step in the middle of the field to "cap" the stacks during the teleoperated period.

Teleoperation[edit]

Immediately after the autonomous round, drivers operate the robots via control stations at the ends of the field. During this time, they aim to use the robots to put "litter", represented by green pool noodles, in a Landfill Zone for 1 point apiece, place totes on a scoring platform for 2 points apiece, place litter inside barrels for 6 points per barrel, and put the barrels on top of scoring stacks of totes for 4 points per level (approximately one level per tote) measured from the lowest point of the barrel.[2]

Events[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Event Dates
Dallas Regional Feb 26 - Feb 28, 2015
Lake Superior Regional Feb 26 - Feb 28, 2015
Northern Lights Regional Feb 26 - Feb 28, 2015
Palmetto Regional Feb 26 - Feb 28, 2015
South Florida Regional Feb 26 - Feb 28, 2015
Georgia Southern Classic Regional Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015
Inland Empire Regional Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015
Howell District Competition Feb 27- Feb 28, 2015
Southfield District Event Feb 27- Feb 28, 2015
Standish District Event Feb 27- Feb 28, 2015
Granite State District Event Feb 27- Feb 28, 2015
Auburn Mountainview District Event Feb 27- Feb 28, 2015
Oregon City District Event Feb 27- Feb 28, 2015
Indianapolis District Event Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2015
Hatboro-Horsham District Event Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2015
Waterbury District Event Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2015

Week 2[edit]

Event Dates
Arkansas Regional Mar 5 - Mar 7, 2015
Greater Pittsburgh Regional Mar 5 - Mar 7, 2015
Greater Toronto Central Regional Mar 5 - Mar 7, 2015
Mexico City Regional Mar 5 - Mar 7, 2015
Central Valley Regional Mar 6 - Mar 8, 2015
Kentwood District Event Mar 6 - Mar 7, 2015
Kettering University District Event Mar 6 - Mar 7, 2015
Waterford District Event Mar 6 - Mar 7, 2015
Pioneer Valley District Event Mar 6 - Mar 7, 2015
West Valley District Event Mar 6 - Mar 7, 2015
Mt. Olive District Event Mar 7 - Mar 8, 2015
Reading District Event Mar 7 - Mar 8, 2015
Glacier Peak District Event Mar 7 - Mar 8, 2015

Week 3[edit]

Event Dates
Israel Regional Mar 10 - Mar 12, 2015
Alamo Regional Mar 12 - Mar 14, 2015
Australia Regional Mar 12 - Mar 14, 2015
Greater Kansas City Regional Mar 12 - Mar 14, 2015
Greater Toronto East Regional Mar 12 - Mar 14, 2015
Los Angeles Regional Mar 12 - Mar 14, 2015
Orlando Regional Mar 12 - Mar 14, 2015
Utah Regional Mar 12 - Mar 14, 2015
New York City Regional Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2015
Gull Lake District Event Mar 13 - Mar 14, 2015
Traverse City District Event Mar 13 - Mar 14, 2015
Woodhaven District Event Mar 13 - Mar 14, 2015
Kokomo City of Firsts District Event Mar 13 - Mar 14, 2015
Springside Chestnut Hill District Event Mar 13 - Mar 14, 2015
Pine Tree District Event Mar 13 - Mar 14, 2015
Dartmouth District Event Mar 13 - Mar 14, 2015
Wilsonville District Event Mar 13 - Mar 14, 2015
Mt. Vernon District Event Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2015

Week 4[edit]

Event Dates
Arizona East Regional Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2015
Bayou Regional Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2015
Central Illinois Regional Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2015
Montreal Regional Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2015
New York Tech Valley Regional Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2015
North Carolina Regional Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2015
Sacramento Regional Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2015
St. Louis Regional Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2015
Virginia Regional Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2015
Waterloo Regional Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2015
Wisconsin Regional Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2015
Great Lakes Bay Region District Event Mar 20 - Mar 21, 2015
St. Joseph District Event Mar 20 - Mar 21, 2015
West Michigan District Event Mar 20 - Mar 21, 2015
Purdue District Event Mar 20 - Mar 21, 2015
Central Washington University District Event Mar 20 - Mar 21, 2015
Lenape-Seneca District Event Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2015
Rhode Island District Event Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2015
UNH District Event Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2015
Shorewood District Event Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2015

Week 5[edit]

Event Dates
Buckeye Regional Mar 26 - Mar 28, 2015
Colorado Regional Mar 26 - Mar 28, 2015
Finger Lakes Regional Mar 26 - Mar 28, 2015
Greater DC Regional Mar 26 - Mar 28, 2015
Hawaii Regional Mar 26 - Mar 28, 2015
Hub City Regional Mar 26 - Mar 28, 2015
Las Vegas Regional Mar 26 - Mar 28, 2015
North Bay Regional Mar 26 - Mar 28, 2015
Oklahoma Regional Mar 26 - Mar 28, 2015
Peachtree Regional Mar 26 - Mar 28, 2015
SBPLI Long Island Regional Mar 26 - Mar 28, 2015
Ventura Regional Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2015
Center Line District Event Mar 27 - Mar 28, 2015
Escanaba District Event Mar 27 - Mar 28, 2015
Livonia District Event Mar 27 - Mar 28, 2015
Northeastern University District Event Mar 27 - Mar 28, 2015
Auburn District Event Mar 27 - Mar 28, 2015
Philomath District Event Mar 27 - Mar 28, 2015
Bridgewater-Raritan District Event Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2015
Upper Darby District Event Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2015
Hartford District Event Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2015

Week 6[edit]

Event Dates
Arizona West Regional Apr 2 - Apr 4, 2015
Chesapeake Regional Apr 2 - Apr 4, 2015
Lone Star Regional Apr 2 - Apr 4, 2015
Midwest Regional Apr 2 - Apr 4, 2015
Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Regional Apr 2 - Apr 4, 2015
Minnesota North Star Regional Apr 2 - Apr 4, 2015
Queen City Regional Apr 2 - Apr 4, 2015
San Diego Regional Apr 2 - Apr 4, 2015
Silicon Valley Regional Apr 2 - Apr 4, 2015
Smoky Mountains Regional Apr 2 - Apr 4, 2015
Western Canada Regional Apr 2 - Apr 4, 2015
Windsor Essex Great Lakes Regional Apr 2 - Apr 4, 2015
Pacific Northwest District Championship Apr 2 - Apr 4, 2015
Indiana District Championship Apr 3 - Apr 4, 2015
Bedford District Event Apr 3 - Apr 4, 2015
Lansing District Event Apr 3 - Apr 4, 2015
Troy District Event Apr 3 - Apr 4, 2015
North Brunswick District Event Apr 3 - Apr 4, 2015

Week 7[edit]

Event Dates
Michigan District Championship Apr 9 - Apr 11, 2015
Mid-Atlantic District Championship Apr 9 - Apr 11, 2015
New England District Championship Apr 9 - Apr 11, 2015

World Championship[edit]

Event Location Dates
FIRST Robotics World Championship St. Louis, Missouri Apr 22 - Apr 25, 2015

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "FRC at a glance". usfirst.org/aboutus/first-at-a-glance. 
  2. ^ a b c Game Manual
  3. ^ "FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION 2015 SPECTATOR SCHEDULE" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.