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MCCC/FIRST Solar Over Under VEXU Tournament; Monroe, MI

VEX U

Date
27-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VEXU-23-2651
Program
VEX U Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Capacity
16
Spots Open
8
Event Region
Michigan
Max Registrations per Organization
4
Standard Registration Opens
4-Sep-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
24-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
8-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Price
$35.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the MCCC/FIRST Solar “Over Under” VEXU event,

VEX events have been held on the campus of Monroe County Community College (MCCC) since the 2011-2012 “Gateway” season. The previous eleven seasons of VEX events have been fun and challenging. The event staff has always tried to flexible, transparent while providing some good quality fun for students, coaches and parents. Currently there are no Covid-19 protocols in place and expected that this will continue. Changes communicated via robotevents and email so visit the website for updates.

Registration includes lunch for all teams: Pizza 1-2 single item pizzas and drinks (water or soda pop).

 

 

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have an official team number before registering for this event. Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete. Registration and payments should be made through the Robot Events website.

Engineering notebooks

We will be collecting Physical engineering notebooks at this event for judging.

Lunch and Concessions

Registration includes 1 or 2 pizza per team for lunch, and we'll have free drinks (water and soda pop) all day.   Additional food/snacks can be purchased in the MCCC's 24/7 Marketplace store adjaacent to the cafeteria.

Elimination Matches

Number of elimination alliances (we'll see how many teams come, good chance for everyone to be in eliminations)

Competition Preparation

All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

 

Review all game information: Current Game Webpage

  1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. Robots must use VEX V5 parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the VEX U Robot Inspection Checklist

  2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.

  3. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on robotevents.com

  4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.

    • Goggles/Safety Glasses

    • Spare parts & tools

    • Batteries and chargers

    • Power strip and extension cord

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)

    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table

    • Giveaways if you have them

  5. Be sure to read VEX Tournaments 101.

  6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.

  7. Prep for your interviews with the judges and read the Judge's Guide. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

  8. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby, as teams are close to each other in the venue pit area. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks, ask the tournament director for a safe location if grinding is needed.

  9. Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your V5 Brain.

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be uploaded to robotevents.com prior to the tournament. Team leaders will need to check that all team members attending the event have completed the online consent form prior to the tournament. Instructions on how to upload consent forms in English or Spanish is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) or VEX Consent Form (Spanish)

See you soon.

 

Have a VEXellent day

Mike Mohn

3547 Virus VEX Robotics

Mentor, Event organizer

https://www.facebook.com/vexteamvirus

E mail [email protected]

 

 

All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. Event Partners should continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.


Grade Level: College

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 27-Jan-2024

Venue/Location:
Monroe County Community College
1555 Raisinville Rd
Monroe, Michigan 48161
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda


 

9:00 a.m. Teams arrive

10:00 a.m. Drivers meeting

10:15 a.m. Qualifiers begin teams get six matches

12:00 p.m. Lunch Skills will not be open volunteers need lunch also.

12:30 p.m. Resume qualifying matches.

2:00 p.m. Alliance picks

2:15 p.m. Eliminations Begin

4:00 p.m. Awards

4:30 p.m. Clean up and bug out.

 

Volunteer

Contact [email protected] should you wish to volunteer.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

All reasonable efforts will be made to inform teams of any cancellations due to inclement weather. Refunds will be given in event of cancellation.

Please contact me if weather is a concern and please monitor the event status on Robot Events.com Cancellations will be posted there.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will be granted in event of a cancellation due to Covid-19 or inclement weather.

Refunds less $5 RECF fee to cancel up to two weeks before event.

Health and Safety Policies

Currently there are no planned Covid-19 protocols.

Date: 27-Jan-2024
Monroe County Community College
1555 Raisinville Rd
Monroe, Michigan 48161
United States

Travel Info

From U.S. 23

Take the M-50 exit at Dundee. Take M-50 (also known as South Custer Road) east approximately 12 miles. Take Raisinville Road South to MCCC approx 2 miles.  Use the South Entrance Drive around back to the S building, event is in the cafeteria.

From I-75

Exit at LaPlaisance Road, Exit 11. Go west to Dunbar Road. Turn left on Dunbar, going about 7-10 miles to Raisinville Road, where you turn right. MCCC is located on right hand side of road approx 1/4 mile.  Use the South Entrance, Drive around back to the S building, event is in the cafeteria.

Webcast

you tube channel  vexvirus3547

Judging Format

 

  •  In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.