2010 FRC Season – FIRST Breakway

Breakaway is the game for the 2010 FIRST Robotics Competition, announced on January 9, 2010. Robots direct soccer balls into goals, traverse “bumps” in the field, suspend themselves and each other on towers, and/or go through a tunnel located in the center of the field. More Information can be found on Wikipedia .

Specs of robot

Name – Blue Bot

Robot Code – Github

CAD – Unavailable

Robot Abilities

Divine Intervention had an eight wheel drive with pneumatically articulated wheels to easily pass over the bumps without tipping. Our soccer ball kicking mechanism was powered by surgical tubing. In order to climb the tower, the robot raised on its active suspension, a hook activated pneumatically and grabbed onto the tower. The hook then lowered, raising the robot.

Where we competed

  • San Diego Regional
    • Rank 11 with a record of 9-1-1
  • Los Angeles Regional
    • Rank 25 with a record of 4-4-2


Divine Intervention was a great defending robot due to its high weight and impressive speed. Our active suspension amazed onlookers. Sadly, our robot’s tower climbing mechanism was rarely used in competition.