2022 FRC Season – Rapid React

Rapid React is the game for the 2022 FIRST Robotics Competition. The game is played by two alliances of three teams each. Their robots compete on a field by scoring balls which represent cargo into the central hub. The hub has two different scoring levels with the lower hub being 3 feet 5 inches off the ground and the upper hub being 8 feet 8 inches off the ground. Located on either side of the field are two hangars these hangars have four different rungs for the robot to climb onto. There is the low, middle, high, and traversal rung. The teams earn ranking points for climbing onto the traversal rung. The goal for each alliance is to work together to score as much cargo before going to the hangar at the end of the match. More Information can be found on Wikipedia .

Specs of robot

Name – Bucky

Robot Code – Unavailable

CAD – Unavailable

Robot Abilities

This year, we decided to use pneumatic wheels for extra grip. To intake cargo, Bucky had a pneumatically deployable arm that spun compliant wheels. The cargo would then go into the uptake, and then the shooter, which shot the cargo into the lower or upper hubs. Bucky also had to climbing arms for climbing onto the lower and middle rungs.

Where we competed

  • Ventura County Regional
    • Rank 18 with a record of 6-7-0
  • Los Angeles Regional
    • Rank 15 with a record of 5-7-1
  • Beach Blitz presented by the Gene Haas Foundation
    • Rank 28 with a record of 4-6-0


For the first time since the 2004 season, Bucky was able to bring 691 to the playoffs of both of regionals we attended. True to the name, Bucky tipped over on its very last match of the season.