About Us

Our team is located in Chesterfield Towne Center, Midlothian, VA, and is open to all 8th grade and High School students from the surrounding communities of Chesterfield County. Our team competes in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC), see more at www.firstinspires.org. It was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989, whose goal is to motivate young people to pursue education and jobs in STEM fields and to encourage leadership skills. Each year we are introduced to a new theme/rules around which robotic games are played, pitting alliances of robotic teams against each other and combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. First Robotics Competition is the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High School Student participants call it “the hardest fun they’ve ever had.”


In CRESCENDO presented by Haas, two competing alliances are invited to score notes, amplify their speaker,
harmonize onstage, and take the spotlight before time runs out. Alliances earn additional rewards for meeting
specific scoring thresholds and for cooperating with their opponents.
During the first 15 seconds of the match, robots are autonomous. Without guidance from their drivers, robots
leave their starting zone, score notes in their speaker or amp, and collect and score additional notes.
During the remaining 2 minutes and 15 seconds, drivers control their robots. Robots collect notes from human
players at their source and score them in their amp and speaker. Each time an alliance gets 2 notes in their
amp, the human player can amplify their speaker for 10 seconds. Notes scored in an amplified speaker are
worth more points than those scored in an unamplified speaker.
A human player may choose to repurpose a note scored in their amp in cooperation with their opponent. If
each alliance repurposes a note by hitting their Coopertition button in the first 45 seconds of teleop, all teams
in the match receive a Coopertition point (which influences their rank in the tournament), and the number of
notes needed for the melody bonus are reduced.
As time runs out, robots race to get onstage and deliver notes to their traps. Harmonizing robots, i.e. robots
sharing a chain, earn an added bonus. Robots earn even more points if a human player spotlights robots on a
chain by scoring a note on the chain’s microphone.
The alliance that earns the most points wins the match!

*All Game Info From firstinspires.org

Isotope Robotics is looking for a new housing sponsor and sponsors for our 2024-2025 FTC/FRC Season.
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