2017 STEAMworks

Object of the Game

Robots must work together to carry, and stack totes, bins and litter (pool noodles).


Recycle Rush is played with two alliances; red vs blue, with three teams making up each alliance. The playing area is on a flat 27ft x 54ft field with matches lasting two minutes and thirty seconds. The field has two airships (large structures) centered lengthwise on the field, in which the pilots place gears delivered to them by robots. In addition, robots can score fuel in the high or low goal to gain additional points.

The matches begin with an autonomous period of 15 seconds which is followed by a teleoperated period, meaning that teams are allowed to take control of their robots. During the last 30 seconds of the match, teams may climb ropes which have been deployed from the airship. FIRST STRONGHOLD is a great challenge that requires strategy, skill, and teamwork in order to suceed. May the best robots win!

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Our Team

full team

Build Captain: Jed
Admin Captain: John
Robot Driver: Alex
Robot Attachment Controller:  James
Coach: Jed
Pilot: Brendan
Human Player: Maria and Spencer
Chairman's Presenters: John, Nathan and Sammy
Overall Record: 19-23-0; Rank 56 in Ontario

Major Accomplishments

  • 2-time Gracious Professionalism Award Winner

District Events

Durham College District Georgian College District
  • Ranked 26th out of 41 Teams
  • 6-9-0
  • 1st pick of 8th Alliance
  • Alliance Partners: Teams 4688 and 2386
  • Quarter-Finalists
  • Ranked 8th out of 34 Teams
  • 10-6-0
  • 6th Alliance Captain
  • Alliance Partners: Teams 4343 and 4920
  • Semi-Finalists


Ontario Provincial Championship
  • Ranked 57th out of 60 Teams
  • 3-8-0
  • Not picked for playoffs

The Mann

The Mann, robot for 2017

Our robot was designed with the following priorities in mind:

  • Drive


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