The annual BunnyBots competition is one of the highlights of the FRC off-season for teams in the PNW. Because we believe the best way to learn to build a robot is to build a robot, 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.
Get a head start on inspecting your robots. Here is the inspection checklist we'll be using.
Round-a-BOUT was played by two alliances of three robots each. After a 10 second autonomous period, the 2:20 teleop period begins. During teleop, robots race around the track in a figure-8 pattern trying to cross as many track lines as possible, all while dodging Nerf darts launched by other robots. Significant points are also awarded for depositing stuffed bunnies into a burrow. This was a fast paced game that put a premium on a agile, robust drive train and driving skill.
Location: Catlin Gabel School Gymnasium
Address: 8825 SW Barnes Rd. Portland, OR, 97225
2016 BUNNYBOTS SCHEDULE
Weather permitting the schedule is as follows:
1:00pm-6:00pm: Optional load-in (recommended for local teams). Driving practice available starting at 2:00pm.
8:00am-9:30am: Load-in continues
8:30am-9:30am: Field open for practice
9:30am: Driver's meeting
10:00am: Competition begins
1:00pm: Competition resumes
3:00pm: Alliance selection (each alliance has FOUR teams, three play at a time, no timeouts)
3:20pm-4:55pm (ish): Semifinals and finals
5:00pm (ish): Awards
5:15-6:15pm: clean up and load out.