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2017 Ozark Mountain Brawl FIRST Robotics Competition

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Harding Academy

1529 East Park Avenue

Searcy, AR 72143

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Arkansas FIRST Robotics offers a distinctive robotics competition that is unlike any other organization in the state. FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) pairs high school students with adult mentors to design and build robots that compete against one another in a high energy environment. High school teams from surrounding states and Mexico will join Arkansas FIRST Robotics Competition teams and bring students, teachers, mentors, sponsors and family members to participate in the 2017 Ozark Mountain Brawl hosted by Harding University and Harding Academy FRC Team 3937, Breakaway. This high-tech event will produce excitement for participants and spectators as teams compete with 120 lb. robots.

FIRST "SteamWorks," the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition game, invites two adventurers’ clubs, in an era where steam power reigns, to prepare their airships for a long distance race. Each three-team alliance prepares in three ways:
1. Build steam pressure. Robots collect fuel (balls) and score it in their boiler via high and low efficiency goals. Boilers turn fuel into steam pressure which is stored in the steam tank on their airship – but it takes more fuel in the low efficiency goal to build steam than the high efficiency goal.
2. Start rotors. Robots deliver gears to pilots on their airship for installation. Once the gear train is complete, they turn the crank to start the rotor.
3. Prepare for flight. Robots must latch on to their airship before launch (the end of the match) by ascending their ropes to signal that they’re ready for takeoff.

Their 2017 FIRST "SteamWorks" robots were built during a six week period that began Jan. 7, 2017 and the teams competed at their choice of almost 150 events in an eight week period last Spring including the 2017 Arkansas Rock City Regional at Barton Coliseum in March.

All FIRST events are free and open to the public.

Spectator Schedule:

Sep 29 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Qualification Matches

Sep 30 9:00 am – 9:30 am Opening Ceremony

9:30 am – 11:30 am Qualification Matches

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Elimination Tournament

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Awards and Closing Ceremony

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