2013 saw Team Black Hawk's most successful season to date, winning their second regional and advancing to division semifinals at the championship event. Team Black Hawk also won its first offseason competition as the number 1 seeded captain.
Ultimate Ascent is the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition game. Teams of three robots each collect Frisbees and shoot them into goals of varying heights. There is also a pyramid which can be climbed at the end of the match for bonus points.
Animation courtesy of Havabanana Productions
Hub City Regional: Semifinalists, Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen
Dallas Regional: Winners, Excellence in Engineering Award Sponsored by Delphi
FIRST Championship: Archimedes Division Semifinalists
Texas Robot Roundup (Offseason): Winners
Team Black Hawk's 2013 robot was the most sophisticated they had designed so far. Designed to grow through the season, the climber or intake could be completed based on the way the game developed. Having multiple autonomous modes, the 2013 robot demonstrated one of the top auto scores at each competition. The 2-speed drivetrain allowed for nimble movement and powerful pushing. The lights served as status indicators to help the drivers make decisions on frisbee possession.