Welcome to the 12th Annual Battle O’ Baltimore

An Off-Season FRC Event

Friday, September 21, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Hosted by the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland

The event is free and open to the public for spectators.  (Team registration fee is $250)

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What is the Battle O’ Baltimore?

What is the Battle O’ Baltimore?
A competition of the mind

36 high school robotics teams will come together to play FIRST STEAMworks.  Our goal is to provide an event where new teams, new drivers, and new members to the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) community are welcome and can engage in friendly competition.

We are proud to continue our development of this event as one of the premiere off-season competitions on the East Coast.

The 2017 FRC Game

The 2017 FRC Game

In FIRST STEAMWORKS, FIRST® STEAMWORKSSM, the 2017 FIRST® Robotics Competition game, invites two adventurers’ clubs, in an era where steam power reigns, to prepare their airships for a long distance race.
Each three-team alliance prepares in three ways:

1. Build steam pressure. Robots collect fuel (balls) and score it in their boiler via high and low efficiency goals. Boilers turn fuel into steam pressure which is stored in the steam tank on their airship – but it takes more fuel in the low efficiency goal to build steam than the high efficiency goal.

2. Start rotors. Robots deliver gears to pilots on their airship for installation. Once the gear train is complete, they turn the crank to start the rotor.

3. Prepare for flight. Robots must latch on to their airship before launch (the end of the match) by ascending their ropes to signal that they’re ready for takeoff.

Learn More About the Game

Game Animation Video:


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