2007 Rack ’n' Roll


Rack ’n' Roll is a game played on a field as illustrated in the figure below. Two ALLIANCES, one red and one blue, composed of three teams each, compete in each match. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than your opponent ALLIANCE by placing toroidal GAME PIECES (i.e. swimming pool inner tubes) on the central goal structure (the RACK), and/or by having ROBOTS in their HOME ZONE and not in contact with the playing field at the end of the match.
Photo Gallery
2007 Game Animation Video
2007 Team Animation Video
2007 Match Video


2007 was a great year for Team Voltage. In addition to an innovative design for the Robot, we were also selected to participate in the FIRST Fuel Cell "Green Machine" challenge. Highlights of the game included Research & Development, Building & Testing a Fuel Cell/System, Game Design and Hydrogen Safe Game Floor, and the Insertion of a Fuel Cell System in a Competition Robot.

Our season awards included:

Buckeye Regional FirstFuelCells Founders Award

Florida Regional Xerox Creativity Award

Florida Regional Finalist

Palmetto Regional - Rockwell Automation Innovation in Controls Award

Championships Archimedes - Division Finalist #1

Championships - Rockwell Automation Innovation in Control Award

As a result of winning the Rockwell Automation Innovation in Control Award at the Championships we were also invited to be included in a book which was published about the 2007 FIRST Robotics season. Additional information about the book can be found here

2007 Innovation in Controls Award