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2012 Game

Rebound RumbleRebound Rumble. is played by two competing Alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 foot field. Each Alliance consists of three robots. They compete to score as many basketballs into their hoops as they can during a 2 minute and 15 second match. The higher the hoop in which the basketball is scored, the more points the Alliance receives.

The match begins with a 15-second Hybrid Period in which robots operate independently of driver inputs. During this Hybrid Period, one robot on each Alliance may be controlled using a Microsoft Kinect. Baskets scored during this period are worth extra points. For the remainder of the match, drivers control robots and try to maximize their Alliance score by scoring as many baskets as possible.

The match ends with robots attempting to balance on bridges located at the middle of the field. In Qualification Matches, a robot from each Alliance will also try to balance on the white Coopertition bridge to score additional ranking points for each Alliance. Scoring for the match is summarized below.

Scoring for the 2012 game, Rebound Rumble


Krystal (Armada)
Trevor (Richmond)
Michael (Richmond)
Lauren (Armada)
Alexandria (Armada)
Vincent (New Haven)
Kurt (Richmond)

Nick (Richmond)
Stephen (Armada)
Melissa (Armada)
Eric (Armada)

Alysa (Armada)
Eric (Armada)
Alissa (Armada)
Andrew (Richmond)
Ron (Armada)
Michael (Armada)
Jamie (Armada)
Michael (Armada)
Steven (Armada)
Collin (Armada)

Laurel (Armada)
Zeke (Armada)
Riley (Armada)
Rachel (Armada)
Amanda (Armada)

Team Captains

Mechanical: Stephen (Junior)
Controls: Trevor (Junior)
Business: Melissa and Nick (Juniors)

Lead Mentors

Craig Roys: Team Coach/Head Mentor- Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences
Craig Tobey: Mechanical Lead Mentor- L & L Products
Tom Line: Controls Lead Mentor- Ford Motor Company
Judy Tobey: Business Lead Mentor- Public Relations Division- St. John's Hospital, Port Huron
Michael Mroz: Website Mentor- Miljoco
Andrea Mroz: Marketing- A and M Marketing

Allendale, Michigan
West Michigan District Competition
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
March 16-17, 2012

Rank: 1 of 40 (8-3-1)
Eliminated in Semi-Finals

District Chairman's Award
Best Website Award
The "Coolest" Robot Award (910-Foley Freeze)
Troy, Michigan
Troy District Competition
Troy Athens High School
Troy, MI
March 30-31, 2012

Rank: 9 of 40 (7-5-0)
Eliminated in Quarter-Finals

Engineering Inspiration Award

Michigan FRC State Championship
Ypsilanti, Michigan Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
April 12-14, 2012

Rank: 23 of 64 (6-6-0)
Eliminated in Quarter-Finals

Engineering Inspiration Award

FIRST World Championship
Edward Jones Dome
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, Missouri April 26-28, 2012

Rank: 5 of 100 (6-3-0) (Galileo Division)
Eliminated in Quarter-Finals (Galileo)

Other Awards
Detroit Automotive Leadership Award - Community Outreach (Detroit Free Press)

FIRST Robotics Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences The Chrysler Foundation Richmond Rotary Master Pneumatic Ford Motor Company

2008 Website Excellence Award 2010 Best Website Award 2012 Best Website Award Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional

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