Our 2013.5 FRC Game is PIPEFALL.

Pipefall is a robotics game developed by Spectrum FRC#3847. Many of the rules are copied, paraphrased, or referenced from the 2011, 2012, & 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition Game Manuals. This game is meant to simulate a real FRC game and prepare teams for future FRC games. This game is designed to be used as a tool for brainstorming simulations or building off season prototype robots. We believe that the best way to become better at something is to do it many times. Having a mock game for teams to design and build robots for will make teams stronger in future years. We are not planning to hold any competitions for this game or anything like that. However we would like to see other teams come up with solutions to the design challenges. This may include just brainstorming ideas, building prototypes for some of the challenges or building full robots for the game.

Contact: team@spectrum3847.org with any questions about the game.

PIPEFALL Full Manual 

Solidworks CAD Model of the Field

STEP File of the Field

Full Field


PIPEFALL is played by two competing alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 ft field. Each alliance consists of three robots. They compete to score as many of their pipes onto the scoring poles as they can. The longer the pipe, the more points the alliance receives. The match ends with robots attempting to elevate on platforms located near the middle and sides of the field. The robots earn points based on how high they elevate. Scoring for the match is summarized below.

6″ 1
12″ 2
24″ 4
48″ 8

Elevation Level Elevation Height Points
0 >= 0″ 0
1 > 6″ 10
2 > 18″ 20
3 > 30 30