What is Ramp Riot?
Ramp Riot is an annual preseason competition between teams in up to 8 states. These teams battle it out in an arena-style competition of robotic prowess. Ramp Riot helps the new members of the club learn how the FIRST program works and is good preparation for competition season. Also included in this event are information sessions where different teams share their knowledge with each other.
Contrary to what you might think, this event was not just a competition, but it was also a fun social event. There was face-painting and live radio prize giveaways. Ramp Riot was a place to learn and prepare oneself for the competition season and also a place to get to know the members of one’s team.
This year the event was held in the Wissahickon High School Gymnasium in Ambler, Pennsylvania from 8 am to 5 pm.