The new game pieces this year are the hatch
panel (shown on the left) and the cargo balls
The hatch panels are 3/16 in thick polycar-
bonate disks with an outside diameter of 19
inches and loop tape around the edges.
The cargo balls are rubber playground balls
with a diameter of 13 inches.
During the beginning and end of the match, ro-
bots will be located on the habitat (shown be-
low). This is a ramp with 2 platforms stacked on
top made of high density polyethylene. The plat-
forms are located 3 inches, 9 inches, and 22
inches from the ground. Climbing these plat-
forms in any formation to score 15 points at the
end of the match will earn the alliance a ranking
Issue 2: February 2, 2019