A team for POWERPLAY consists of up to two driver operators, a human player, a coach and a robot ). Each match is played with four randomly selected teams ( two per alliance), but each alliance is only allowed one human player.
The game element is a four inch diameter by five inch tall plastic cone. The game is played on a 12 foot square playing field with various sized junctions placed across, taped off substations centered on both sides and terminals are taped off in each corner. Robots are placed on the field touching the wall between the substations and terminals.
The match begins with a 30-second autonomous period, during this period teams can only score using only pre-programmed instructions and sensor inputs. Following the autonomous period is the two-minute driver controlled period, in which the drivers operate the Robots. Each cone that is placed in its matching color terminal earns one point. Securing cones in junctions earns points: two points for the ground junction, three points for the low junction, four points for the medium junction, and five points for the high junction. The last 30 seconds of the driver controlled period is the end game.
League Meet 0: October 29th
League Meet 1: Nov. 12
League Meet 2: Dec. 10
League Meet 3: Jan. 21