Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Hosted by The McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland
The event is free and open to the public.
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36 high school robotics teams will come together to play FIRST Stronghold. Our goal is to provide an event where new teams, new drivers, and new members to the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) community are welcome.
We are proud to continue our development of this event as one of the premiere off-season competitions on the East Coast.
In FIRST STRONGHOLD, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.
Team 2537 goes for a recycling bin
Team 888's human player loads totes through the chute for the robot to stack
Team 2377 loads a pool noodle that will earn them extra points
FIRST is an international organization that challenges students of all ages with robotics competitions to build problem solving skills and team relations. Mentors and sponsors help teams every step of the way.
The Battle O' Baltimore is hosted by the FIRST Baltimore Area Alliance, an organization of 18 teams in the Maryland region that have come together to support each other through events and training days.