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- Affiliate Partner
Regional director for teams and runs official competitions.
Tournament with 5-6 qualifying matches and best-of-three alliance elimination matches. Judging included. Will advance to States/Regional level.
- League Meet
Low-stress tournament with matches counting towards league rank. No judging.
- League Championship
Tournament with ranked matches and alliance elimination matches. Judging included. Will advance to States/Regional level.
Group of two or, in eliminations, two or three teams that compete. In elimination matches each team must play at least once.
- Ranking Points (RP)
Primary basis in rankings. Win = 2, tie = 1, loss = 0.
- TieBreaker Points (TBP)
Secondary determinant in team rankings. Number of points the lower-scoring alliance scores.
- Qualification Match
5 qualifying matches with random alliance partners and opponents will be played to determine team rankings.
- Elimination Match
4 alliances of 2 or 3 teams each compete in best of 3 matches to determine winning alliance. Also known as elim matches, or just elims.
- DC Motor
Open-loop RS-555 series 12 volt motors used to power mechanisms.
Closed-loop servo-motors used for precise movement. Controlled by PWM signals.
- Drivetrain (DT)
Mechanism responsible for the movement of the robot.
Mechanism responsible for picking up game elements from the field by using rotational motion.
Mechanism responsible for picking up game elements by grasping.
- Linear Extension/Slide
Mechanism responsible for extending parts beyond the starting configuration of the robot.
- REV Expansion Hub
Hardware controller for the robot, connected to Robot Controller phone. Controls motors, servos, sensors. 2 hubs maximum.
- Driver Station
Android phone connected to the gamepad controller. Drivers interact with the DS phone to start/stop robot.
- Robot Controller
Android phone connected to the Expansion Hub. Connects to DS phone via WiFi-Direct.