FIRST Team 2219

If it ain't broke…wait a minute

Lunacy Archive Page

Lunacy is played on a 54×27 low friction field that simulates driving on the surface of the moon. Robots are equipped with slippery wheels and payload trailers. Lunacy game pieces are “Orbit Balls” designated as Moon Rocks, Empty Cells, or Super Cells. Two three-team robot alliances collect and score Orbit Balls in trailers attached to the opposing teams robots. Human players are positioned around the perimeter of the arena and can score from their stations………

It has been an exciting, and stressful build season. Our robot features a double helix ball storage design; similar to a spiral staircase for game pieces that leads to a rotating turret on the top of the robot. This design differs greatly from the one we thought of on day one; a giant rotating storage/shooting turret with gears, belts, rollers and everything else that we could think of to put on it. Our existing and final design is simple yet efficient in completing its task.

There is a link to NASA’s website so you can see what this year’s challenge is all about. Join us and FIRST Robotics in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing with FIRST Lunacy.

Our 2009 Lunacy Robot

Season Resources

Lunacy Logo
(Download Game Animation)
(Download Kickoff Video)
2009 Game Manual
FIRST Logo Standards