Occam XXII: Free Fall

Free Fall competed at the FNC UNC Asheville, FNC Guilford County, FNC District Championship, and the FIRST Championship in Houston, TX.

2022: Rapid React

Game Description:

Rapid React is played by two alliances of three teams each, with each team controlling a robot and completing specific actions in order to score points. The game revolves around both alliances shooting inflatable balls known as Cargo into a central Hub and climbing within their Hangars at the end of the match. The overall objective of each match is to score more points than the opposing alliance before the match ends. More information can be found on Wikipedia.


  • SDS MK4 swerve modules

  • Deployable ground intake

  • Flywheel shooter

  • 135 degree turret

  • Adjustable hood

  • Vision tracking using a Raspberry Pi and Photon Vision

  • Stable traversal climb in ~20 seconds

  • Lots of 3D printed parts


  • Industrial Design - FNC Guilford County

  • Creativity - FNC District Championship

  • Winner - FNC District Championship

  • Imagery Award - Houston Championship

Status: Demo Robot

Watch Free Fall in action:

2022 Game Animation: