Breakaway is played on a 27-by-54 foot carpeted field with two "bumps" separating the field into three zones. Breakaway involves two alliances of three robots each, trying to score soccer balls into either of their two goals. The robots are designed to kick a ball or try to defend the other alliance's goals to prevent the opposing alliance from scoring. During the last 20 seconds of the match the robots try to hang off the tower or their alliance partner’s robots to gain bonus points.
FIRST Utah Regional
March 18, 2010 - March 20, 2010
Truth be told, this was not one of the finer moments in the history of NASKCO Robotics. This year we tried to do it all: maneuverability, speed, range, etc. This ended up costing us the ability to compete effectively.
This was our first year of attending the inaugural Utah Regional. It was also marked as the least successful year to date. Our robot was
incapable of scoring, and moving for the most part. Despite this we managed to rank 19th, which was a new personal best for the team.
Although the robot didn't perform well, our team learned a valuable lesson; that we should stick with what we know, and to keep that simple. Nonetheless we had a bitter-sweet time building a robot and learning, and we were prepared to learn from our mistakes to make the next year great!