“We have had to reschedule BunnyBots from Saturday Dec 17th to Friday December 30th. There's just too much snow, ice and hazards especially for teams pulling trailers long distances. The 30th is our last backup day, though, if weather causes us to cancel the event on that day then we'll have to cancel BunnyBots for the year.”
Come have fun and see some amazing high school kids who designed and built some robots at BunnyBots competing between the teams in here in beautiful Portland Oregon. Team 1540 Flaming Chickens of Catlin Gabel are hosting and organized the game and event. In a nutshell the teams have built robots race around a figure 8 course to collect stuffed bunnies from burrows to score points as well get more bonus points by firing optionally attached Nerf guns. The robots start a 10 second autonomous period followed by 2:20 seconds of driver controlled competition against other teams. The point is not only to have fun but to prepare for the impending FIRST FRC season competition which will be revealed on January 7th.
“BunnyBots provides a 12-week build season in the fall to help make FIRST more of a year-round activity. Each year, 1540 alumni, mentors, and a few students design the rules for an original game and provide the primary volunteer force to run the event. Learning those skills in the fall, when the stakes are lower and time more relaxed, is a great way to get ready for the Winter build season. The result is a less chaotic build season with robots built more by students and less by mentors, with full participation by first-year members. For many students, this is their first experience making a FRC-quality robot.”
There is no risk that the robots will turn on us humans, the only risk might be a slight one with the recent crazy Winter weather here in Portland. Get more information and the latest status at: http://team1540.org/bunnybots/
Location: Catlin Gabel School Gymnasium
Address: 8825 SW Barnes Rd. Portland, OR, 97225
The veteran bunnies are waiting to see what the teams bring!