Check out this year’s game video!
Our robot was named Nich Knack, after lead mentor Jimmy Nichols. Charged Up is played on a 27 feet (8.2 m) by 54 feet (16 m) field covered in grey carpet. The field is surrounded by low polycarbonate walls on the long sides and taller alliance station walls on the short sides. The human player stations on the long sides also feature a taller wall made of wire mesh panels.
The field is divided in half by a white line, and each half includes one alliance’s Community and the other alliance’s Loading Zone. The primary scoring areas are the two Communities (one per alliance), which are located near the two alliance station walls. Robots begin the match fully contained within their alliance’s Community. Each Community includes a Grid where game pieces can be scored and a Charging Station that robots can drive onto and balance on during the autonomous period and at the end of the match.