2008 FRC Season – FIRST Overdrive

Team 254 had a spectacular 2008 season with our robot Barricade, winning the Silicon Valley Regional and the San Diego Regional and making it to the division finals at the FIRST Championship.

Overdrive – The Challenge

FIRST Overdrive was the 2008 game for the FIRST Robotics Competition, announced on January 5, 2008. In it, teams competed to complete counterclockwise laps around a central barrier while manipulating large 40 in (1 m) diameter “Trackballs” over and under overpasses to score additional points. More Information can be found on Wikipedia .

Barricade – The Robot

Quick Facts

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

Competition History

  • Silicon Valley Regional Champion, GM Industrial Design Award
  • Hawaii Regional Champion, Motorola Quality Award
  • FIRST Championship Galileo Division Finalist
  • Tempest ‘n Tampa

Robot Abilities

  • Fast, 6-wheel drivetrain system (2 speeds – 18.5 ft/sec and 6 ft/sec)
  • Intake can pick up ball from ground.
  • Vertical Elevator raises ball to launching height and ball is launched with pneumatic ram