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2024 North Central Aerial Drone Championship Ingenuity

at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan

Date
17-May-2024 - 18-May-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-ADC-23-3307
Program
Aerial Drone Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Field Control System
N/A
Capacity
50
Spots Open
10
Event Region
Michigan
Standard Registration Opens
1-Dec-2023 06:00 EST
Registration Deadline
3-May-2024 14:17 EDT
Payment Deadline
3-May-2024 14:53 EDT
Price
$300.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the 2024 North Central Aerial Drone Competition Championship

This event will recognize  teams from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, South Dakota. 

We are excited to have you. Please check our page frequently for updates to the schedule, we will be adding more details, agendas and travel arrangments soon.

Please read below for the steps in getting your team setup to compete. All teams not paid in full will not be allowed to participate.

  • Teams that register for an Aerial Drone Championship on or before February 29, 2024, will have four weeks to register and pay by credit card, check or PO for the Championship event. 

  • Teams that register on or after March 1, 2024, will have two weeks to register and pay by credit card, check or PO for the Championship event.

  • Teams that do not pay by the above deadlines may be moved to the waiting list of the event at the event partner’s discretion.
     

Mandatory: All participants must have a Participant Release Form on file. It is the responsibility of the Team’s Primary Contact to make sure this occurs. A link to the instructions on how to submit a Participant Release Form is found here.

Competition Logbook: A digital Competition Logbook (or scanned copy of a written logbook) must be submitted digitally by 5:00pm EST on May 3rd for evaluation via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents if you want it considered for judging. The notebook is only shared with event staff, including the Event Partner, Judge Advisor, and Judges, and may include the REC Foundation Support Team. Details on this process are given in the Judge Guide Addendum. For detailed competition logbook submission instructions, please see this page.

Inspection: Inspection will occur at the beginning of the tournament. Please be prepared and ensure that your drone will pass inspection BEFORE the competition by reviewing the Inspection Checklist.

Deadlines: Please pay close attention to the timeline and check back often for any changes.

  • May 3rd- Digital Competition Logbooks Due

Interviews: Registered teams will be interviewed in person at the event.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 17-May-2024 - 18-May-2024

Venue/Location:
Kettering University Connie and Jim John Recreation Center
1700 University Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48504
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Friday, May 3, 2024

  • 5:00 pm EST—All Competition Logbooks must be submitted digitally via the link in your Robot Events account.

Friday, May 17, 2024

  • 8:30 am — Registration Begins 
  • 9:15 am — Inspection Begins
  • 9:30 am — Flight Skills and Practice Fields Open
  • 11:00 am — Registration Ends 
  • 11:30 am — Lunch Break (Skills Closed)
  • 12:30 pm — Opening Ceremony/Team Meeting
  • 1:00 pm — Qualification Matches Begin
  • 5:30 pm — Qualification Matches End and Skills/Practice Fields Close
  • 6:00 pm — Venue Closes

Saturday, May 18, 2024

  • 8:30 am — Venue Opens
  • 9:00 am — Opening Ceremony
  • 9:15 am — Flight Skills Resumes and Practice Fields Resume
  • 9:30 am — Qualification Matches Resume
  • 12:00 pm — Lunch Break (Skills Closed)
  • 1:00 pm — Qualification Matches Resume
  • 2:30 pm — Qualification Matches and Fight Skills End
  • 2:45 pm — Alliance Selection
  • 3:30 pm — Elimination/Finals Matches
  • 5:30 pm — Awards & Closing Ceremony

All times are EST. The schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please check back often for updates.

Volunteer

Volunteer

We welcome volunteers for our event. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Clinton Boinger via e-mail:  [email protected] or sign up online: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094DA4A828AAFEC34-46680195-2024

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

coming soon

Refund and Payment Policies

coming soon

 

Health and Safety Policies

All events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. We will continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.

Date: 17-May-2024 - 18-May-2024
Kettering University Connie and Jim John Recreation Center
1700 University Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48504
United States

Travel Info

Book your group rate for DRONE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Start Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024

End Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024

Last Day to Book: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Flint Grand Blanc for 139 USD - 149 USD per night

Book your group rate for DRONE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Webcast

Watch Live on Twitch.

http://www.twitch.tv/ketteringrobotics1

Judging Format

In Person Team Interviews
Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event in the pit area in the morning during the skills competition.

Competition Logbook Submissions
Competition Logbook: A digital Competition Logbook (or scanned copy of a written notebook) must be submitted digitally for evaluation via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 3, 2024 if you want it considered for judging. The notebook is only shared with event staff, including the Event Partner, Judge Advisor, and Judges, and may include the REC Foundation Support Team. Details on this process are given in the Judge Guide Addendum.

Competition Logbook

Competition Logbook: A digital Competition Logbook (or scanned copy of a written notebook) must be submitted digitally for evaluation via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 3, 2024 if you want it considered for judging. For detailed competition logbook submission instructions, please see this page. The notebook is only shared with event staff, including the Event Partner, Judge Advisor, and Judges, and may include the REC Foundation Support Team. Details on this process are given in the Judge Guide Addendum.