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FIRST Power Up

Watch the game annimation for FIRST Power Up
The 2017 game consists of two alliances of three robots each. The first 15 seconds is autonomous followed by 2 minutes and 15 seconds of teleoperated play. At the start of the match, after the robots are placed on the field, each side of the Switch and Scale is randomly assigned red or blue. Points are earned for every second you have control of the Switch or Scale. Details are below for each mechanism.

Power Cube

There are 16 Power Cubes on each side of the field with an additional 14 per alliance that the human players can pass to the robots. A Power Cube is a milkcrate with fabric around it.

The Switch

There are two switches on the field, one on each side. Every time your alliance gains ownership of the switch you earn a point plus a point for each second you own it. To gain ownership you need to tip it toward the side your alliance owns by placing Power Cubes on them. Your alliance can only own the switch on their side of the field.

The Scale

The scale is a taller version of the Switch and is located in the center of the field. Scoring works exactly the same except both alliances can attempt to earn points by owning it.

At the end of a match, each robot sitting on the platform of their color earns 5 points. There is also a 13" bar where every robot hanging from it will earn 30 points. If all three robots are hanging the alliance earns a ranking point.

The Vault

Power Cubes can be placed in the vault to earn power ups during the match. Each power up can only be used during the match and only one can be in play at a time for the field. There are three power ups available:

  • Force: Gives your alliance ownership of the Switch, Scale, or both depending on if you have 1, 2, or 3 Power Cubes in it for 10 seconds.
  • Levitate: If you have three Power Cubes in the Levitate Vault your alliance earns one hang.
  • Boost: Gives your alliance double the points for the Switch, Scale, or both depending on if you have 1, 2, or 3 Power Cubes in it for 10 seconds.

Thanks Mr. Cox!

After 12 years of championing and mentoring the Green Reapers, Mr. Cox decided it was time to hang up his cloak. We appreciate all the work he has done for us over the years and we will miss him!

Congrats Mini Reapers!

In the fall we mentored three FIRST LEGO League teams: Blue Reapers, Gold Reapers, and Ruby Red Reapers. Each team performed very well at the Worcester Qualifier. The Gold Reapers won the Inspiration Award and the Blue Reapers won the Research Award. The Gold and Blue teams both qualified for RoboNautica where they competed against 70 other teams.


Stop Build Day
February 20th

SE Mass District
March 9th - 11th

Pine Tree District
March 22nd - 24th

Many members of the team have been working on a website for all FIRST teams to use. It is called Find Robot Parts and can be found at

The goal is to make it easier to find the part you need without having to visit dozens of different websites.

The team would like to thank its generous contributors:
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