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Written by Bruce Farver   
Sunday, 17 December 2017 23:31

FIRST POWER UP finds FIRST Robotics Competition teams trapped in an 8-bit video game. Each three-team alliance has three ways to help defeat the boss: Tipping the scale or the alliance’s switch in their favor to earn points, exchanging power cubes for power ups (force, boost, and levitate) to gain a temporary advantage during the match, and climbing the scale tower to face the boss. The alliance with the highest score at the end of the match, which includes autonomous and teleoperated periods, defeats the boss and wins the game.

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 January 2018 14:58
Written by Linda Horn   
Thursday, 07 December 2017 16:05

Back for another year: The 2018 Suffield Shakedown Scrimmage!!!!


Saturday February 17, 2018


Suffield High School
1060 Sheldon Street
West Suffield CT


Aces High will be hosting the 2018 Suffield Shakedown Scrimmage on Saturday February 17, 2018 at the Suffield High School, 1060 Sheldon Street, West Suffield CT. The scrimmage provides teams with an opportunity to try out their competition bot before Stop Build Day on a full sized field with mock-ups of game obstacles and pieces. Meet with other teams, finish wiring, coding and programming, and get lots of assistance and help from other teams throughout the day. The Shakedown is NOT an official FIRST competition event. More details and registration forms coming out in a week! Watch your in boxes!!

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 December 2017 23:30
Game Description 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bruce Farver   
Sunday, 08 January 2017 22:43

FIRST STEAMWORKS,SM the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition game, invites two adventure clubs from an era in which technology relied on steam power to prepare their airships for the ultimate long distance race.

Each three-team alliance prepares to take flight in three ways:

  1. Build Steam Pressure. Robots collect fuel represented by green balls. They score it in high and low goals in their boiler. As fuel is scored steam pressure in the tank on the alliance’s airship builds – the high goal builds pressure faster than the low goal.
  2. Start Rotors. Robots retrieve and deliver gears to pilots on their airship who then install them on the appropriate rotor. Once a gear train is complete the rotor can be started.
  3. Prepare for Flight. Adventure clubs want their robots to climb aboard their airships so they can assist the pilots during the race.

Autonomous Period:

Robots operate independently from preprogrammed instructions for the first 15 seconds.

Adventure clubs score points by:

  • Reaching their baseline
  • Delivering gears to the airship
  • Scoring fuel into the boilers

Teleoperated Period:

Operators take control for the final two minutes and fifteen seconds.
Adventure Clubs continue to score points by:

  • Collecting and delivering gears to their airship
  • Scoring fuel in the boilers
  • Climbing the ropes on their airship to prepare for flight
  • Populating gear trains to start rotors
  • Defending against other Adventure Clubs The adventure club with the highest score at the end of the match is best prepared for the race and wins.

The adventure club with the highest score at the end of the match is best prepared for the race and wins!!!

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 January 2017 23:10
2017 Suffield Shakedown PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bruce Farver   
Sunday, 08 January 2017 22:21

ITS BACK!! Suffield Shakedown Scrimmage!!!

Aces High will be hosting our Suffield Shakedown Scrimmage again this year. 


Saturday, February 18th 2017


Suffield High School
1060 Sheldon Street
West Suffield, CT 06093


Registration begins at 8, more schedule details to follow.

Aces High Point Of Contact: Linda

More details to follow, so stay tuned!!!

Last Updated on Friday, 17 February 2017 01:46
Suffield Shakedown 2016 Team List PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephen Horn   
Sunday, 10 January 2016 16:24

Hi everyone,

Only two days until Suffield Shakedown.  To watch the webcast go to and click on the "Watch Now" link.  Here is the current team list:


176 – Aces High

178 – Second Law Enforcers

3718 – Junkyard Battalion

2170 – Titanium Tomahawks

181 – Birds of Prey

571 – Team Paragon

2067 – Apple Pi

2836 – Team Beta

716 – Who’sCTEKS

4055 – NRG (Northwestern Robotics Gearheads)

1071 – Team Max

230 – Gaelhawks

558 – Elm City Robo Squad

263 – Sachem Robotics

5856 – Bullbots

839 – Rosie Robotics

1740 – Ledyard Cyber Colonels

3654 – Tech Tigers

177 – Bobcats

5686 – Wirecats

237 – Black Magic

3146 – Granby Grunts

2869 – The Regal Eagles

1099 – Disco Techs

3461 – Operation PEACCE

173 – RAGE

4557 – FullMetal Falcons

3525 – The Nuts and Bolts of Fury

2168 – Aluminum Falcons



Wait List:


2084 – Robots by the C

3182 – Athena’s Warriors

3464 – Sim-City

228 – Gus Robotics

4987 – MegaRams

229 – Division by Zero

999 - MechaRams

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 February 2016 15:06
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