first stronghold


FIRST Stronghold

2016 Game Reveal

2016 Robot Reveal - Fang

FIRST Stronghold is played by two competing Alliances of three Robots each on a flat 25’ x 54’ foot field. There is a tower over 7 feet high which stand at either end of the playing field. Between them are obstacles known as the ‘outer works’. Robots have to cross these obstacles in order to enter the opponent’s defensive third (the team’s attacking third).


The objective is to score as many balls in goals as possible during a 2 minute 30 second match. The more Alliances score their ball in their goals, and the more they work together to do it, the more points their alliance receives. The match begins with one 15-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of driver. Each robot may begin with a ball and attempt to either reach a defence part of the outer works, cross it, or cross it and score a goal. Alliances earn bonus points for scoring balls, or if their robot can either reach or cross an obstacle. For the next 2 minutes and 15 seconds, drivers remotely control robots from behind a protective wall. The game operates as the teams attacking the opponent’s tower while defending their own. The last 30 seconds of the match is called the ‘endgame’. During this time, robots have to race to the opponent’s tower to gain points. A robot may attempt to climb the tower, earning even more points. If all the robots in an alliance has either climbed the tower or is at the base of it, the alliance earns either 20 points or 1 ranking point. The alliance with the most points at the end of the game wins the match.


The Barker Redbacks competed extremely well. The team won the Australian Regional, being the ticket to the last World Championship in St Louis. The team also came 2nd at Calgary and won the Duel Down Under competition in Sydney in July.


Name: Fang
Status: Disassembled
Weight: 54kg
Size: 100cm x 90cm
  • Unique 10 x 8" pneumatic wheel west coast drivetrain capable of pushing two robots head to head at once

  • Special ball intake integrated into arm to increase efficiency

  • Turreted shooter equipped with vision tracking for maximum accuracy during autonomous and teleoperated periods

  • Trapezoid underbelly pan for smooth driving over defenses with minimal damage to important robot parts

  • Accurate two-ball autonomous routine through the low bar

  • Shooter powered by colson wheels and guides to ensure accuracy and efficiency with vision tracking on reflective guides

  • Capable of breaching all defenses independently



Australia Regional:

Rank: 2 of 52

Regional Winners

Chairman's Award

Dean's List Finalist Award - Alastair Pilley

Western Canada Regional:

Rank: 12 of 36

Regional Finalists

Woodie Flowers Finalist Award - Daiane Cristina Rodrigues Becker

Gracious Professionalism Award

World Championships - St Louis - Newton Subdivision

Rank: 31 of 75