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2022 FIRST Robotics RAPID REACT 3D-Printed Field

20:1 Scale Model of the 2022 FIRST Robotics 2022 Game Field provided by

AutomationDirect’s animation team converted the animation models into 3D printable models.  This is the “playing field” for the FIRST Robotics Competition game for 2022.  For more info about FIRST and the 2022 game: “RAPID REACT” – please visit the FIRST website

3D Printed 2022 RAPID REACT Game Field

>>> CLICK HERE to download the STL files, Graphics and Floor Mat

These models are NOT intended to be accurate representations of the actual field – please do not use them for ANY game, rule or ‘build’ decisions.  These models have been highly modified from the actual field drawings to make them easy to 3D print and assemble and to give the general appearance of the actual RAPID REACT field.  To paraphrase from the Latin – Caveat Printor! –  Let the printer beware!

All parts should fit together, but that depends heavily on your printer accuracy. Hopefully, they are close enough that you can file things down a little if needed. Holes usually need to be drilled out. The examples shown here were all printed on an inexpensive, low-end RepRap 3D Printer – so any printer you have should be able to print at least as well.

NOTE: We are NOT CAD experts, so if you see ways to improve these PLEASE do so and send us a copy – we will add it to the library. Let’s make this a community project!

Print settings we used for all items:

  •      0.2mm layers
  •      Side wall thickness: .4mm
  •      Top and bottom .4mm
  •      Fill 10% – That’s really aggressive but saves print time. 25% will give you a better print.
  •      PLA: extruder 190 deg F, bed 60 deg F
  •      Supports – we didn’t use any. You’ll get better prints on some of these if you add supports (Terminal Base)

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Assembly Instructions:

Note: Driver stations and field perimeter are identical to previous years – re-use those to save print time!

Field Perimeter Assembly

Print the following items:

Qty     Item
6        Driver Stations – print face down
2        Terminal Tops and Bottoms
2        Driver Station Offset Walls – face down
16      Side Rails – face down

Step 1:  Assemble (8) Field Perimeter sections, (1 ) Driver Station Offset and (3) Driver Stations using 1.75mm PLA filament as pins:

Assemble field perimeter using PLA filament as hinge pins

Step 2: Repeat for other side of field:

Repeat for other side

Step 3:  Assemble Terminal Base: Glue Terminal Base Top to Terminal Base Bottom:

Step 4:  Use coat hangers or something similar with roughly a 2mm diameter to create bars on top of Terminal. Length: 124mm. Glue them in place (we like to use a super glue gel like gorilla glue):

Terminals with coat hanger bars

Step 5:  Assemble Hangers using coat hanger wire (or something similar with a ~2mm diameter) cut to 140mm lengths. In this example we used some RED and BLUE plastic coated coat hangers, cut to length and stripped at both ends:

Cut plastic coated coat hangers to 140mm, strip 15mm off each end
Insert bars into holes in Hanger supports

Step 6:  Glue Top and Bottom Hub parts together:

Hub Assembly

Step 6: CARGO: Print 22 CARGO halves of each color and glue together :

Step 7:  Final Assembly: Add Terminals to field perimeter, place floor mat, populate with field elements. We recommend using a straight edge along the field perimeter to keep it aligned when gluing it down. NOTE: Field perimeter is a littel longer than it shoudl be making the field stretched out length wise. We’ll fix that one of these days …

Some more images: