2004 FRC Season – FIRST Frenzy: Raising the Bar

2004 was perhaps the best year so far in Team 254’s history. The team won two regionals with its stellar robot, was awarded the Championship Chairman’s Award, and was inducted into the FIRST Hall of Fame. 2004 was also a groundbreaking year due to the collaboration between teams 254 and 60, a feat which had never before been done in FIRST.

FIRST Frenzy – The Challenge

FIRST Frenzy: Raising the Bar was the 2004 game for the FIRST Robotics Competition. The game included elements from previous years’ games, including mobile goals, “capping” goals with large inflatable balls, and others. In Raising the Bar, teams scored by having their human player score purple balls in any of the goals, capping the goals with a multiplier ball, or hanging their robot from the 10-foot ‘chin up bar’. More Information can be found on Wikipedia .

Bionic Poof – The Robot

Quick Facts

  • Name Bionic Poof
  • Status Displayable
  • Weight 120 lbs
  • Size 27″ x 37″ x 59″

Competition History

  • Davis Regional Champion, Driving Tomorrow’s Technology Award, Woodie Flowers Finalist Award to Steve Kyramarios, Website Design Award
  • Silicon Valley Regional Champion, Chairman’s Award
  • FIRST Championship Chairman’s Award & FIRST Hall of Fame Induction

Robot Abilities

  • Fast and Manuverable 6-wheel drivetrain system (15ft/sec)
  • Able to grab capping ball with double jointed arm
  • Able to corral small balls with pneumatic “pinball arms”
  • Able to grab bar with hook and winch robot up to hang from bar
  • Able to knock down ball in autonomous with whip