For the 2014–15 season, the challenge is called Skyrise. We had 31 girls as part of the troop and competed with 4 different robot teams. The first Space Cookies Skyrise competition was in October 2014, and based on the competition experience we modified our robot designs and programming to compete in the rest of the season.
Rules of the Game
The object of the Skyrise game is to score your alliance’s colored cubes in floor goals, on posts, or on your Skyrise; by owning posts; and by building Skyrise sections.
Each alliance has a 22 cubes and 7 yellow Skyrise section pieces (scoring objects). Most scoring objects begin in designated locations on the field, while some are available to be entered into the field during to the match.
There are ten 10 posts that can be used by any alliance, and each alliance has 2 colored squares on the field (called floor goals) that robots can score objects onto. The alliance with the topmost cube on a post owns the post, earning extra points. Alliances also earn points for building towers on their Skyrise base out of Skyrise sections, and then scoring cubes on them.
How We Did
|Oct. 25, 2014||Dougherty Valley High School VEX Robotics Tournament||San Ramon, CA||Out of 49 robots, we ranked:
|Nov. 22, 2014||Bellarmine Bay Area VEX
|San Jose, CA||Out of 58 robots, we ranked:
|Jan. 31, 2015||Tracy NorCal VEX Toss Up
|Tracy, CA||Out of 69 robots, we ranked:
Out of 29 competitors in the Driver Skills Challenge, we ranked:
|Mar. 28, 2015||All Girls VEX Showcase||Thousand Oaks, CA||Out of 19 robots, we ranked:
In addition, the Space Cookies VEX team won its first award. Team J won the tournament’s Build Award!