Aerial Assist is the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition game. It is played with exercise balls that are two feet in diameter. The field is split into three zones, red, (corresponding with the red alliance) white, and blue (corresponding with the blue alliance). The objective of this game is for each alliance, each with three teams, to get their corresponding exercise ball to score in their high goal, for 10 points, or the low goal, for 1 point with added points when a goal is scored with the assistance of your alliance. During the beginning of a match, teams have a 10 second autonomous period, each ball scored in this period is 5 points. Along with these points, during each half of auto, a side of the high goal will be light up and “hot”, each ball in the hot goal is an additional 5 points. The winning teams of the 2014 Championship were:
The Rangers- Team 2848
Team CHAOS- Team 74
Las Guerrillas- Team 469
The Cheesy Poofs- Team 254
Our robot had a claw with wheels that rotated up and down, capable of shooting balls with a spring. This spring was attached to an arm that pushed out. We scored the balls over the middle barrier and into the designated alliance hoop.