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Mt. SAC VEX IQ Highrise

11/15/2014
Mt. SAC VEX IQ Highrise

Event Code: RE-VIQC-14-1649

Program: VEX IQ Challenge

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 24 / Spots Open: 11

Event Region: California - South

Price: $50.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.
Event Dates

Date: 11/15/2014

Venue/Location:

Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, California 91789
United States


Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

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General Info

Organization

The event will start promptly at 9AM. Door open at 8 AM and please arrive by 8:30 AM for registration. The event organizers will work hard to have the event over by 5 PM. Be sure to register for Skills and Programming Challenge when you arrive at the event so that the competitors can queue in a timely fashion.

Lunch

The Mt. SAC Robotics Team will be grilling. $5 BBQ lunch will be available to all participants which is a fundraiser to support the sponsoring team. For Mentors / Parents there is an excellent farmers market on Campus until 2pm.

Bonus Features

The world champion Robomagellan team will be on hand to demonstrate their autonomous outdoor navigation platform and talk about their preparations for the Army / AUVSI Intelligent Ground Vehicle Challenge. The gold medal winning humanoid robotics team will be present to talk about the challenges of humanoid robots.

Parking

Free parking will be available in lots adjacent to the Roboexpo and the Farmers Market. Please look for the Farmers Market signs and use those lots. Parking is $5 on other parts of campus.

Robot Magazine

Participants will be asked to sign a waiver as there will be a feature article in Robot Magazine on the Roboexpo. Please be ready to promote your school and team to be included in the article.

Agenda

8:30am Team arrivals/Pits open
- Team registration
- Practice field opens
- Inspection Table opens
8:45 am Judges meeting, referee meeting,
9:00 am Drivers' meeting
9:15 am Opening ceremony
9:30 am Competition matches and judging begin
12:00N Lunch break Skills and Programming Challenge begins
12:30pm Qualifying Matches resume
2:15pm Alliance Announcement
2:30pm Playoffs begin
3:00pm Awards ceremony
3:30pm Team load out


Date: 11/15/2014
Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, California 91789
United States

Travel Info

Best Western West Covina
3275 E Garvey Avenue N
West Covina, California, 91791-1708, US
Phone: 626/915-1611
Fax: 626/332-6977
Ask for Martin and mention that you want the Mt. SAC event rate.

Hampton Inn
3145 E. Garvey Ave. N.,
West Covina, California, 91791,
USA TEL: 1-626-967-5800

Note: These hotels are not affiliated with the event in any way. Their contact information is provided for your convenience only.

Travel Overview

Mt. SAC is located at 1100 N. Grand Ave, Walnut, CA 91789, where the 10, 57 and 60 freeways come together.

Campus Map

The event is in Building 9C on the Mt. SAC campus.
Campus Maps

Documents

Please bring signed Participant Release Forms for all team members (students and adult mentors) to team check-in:
http://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2013/06/vrc-participant-release-form.pdf

Please use the Highrise Inspection Checklist to pre-inspect your robot prior to competition:
http://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2013/08/vex-iq-challenge-inspection-checklist.pdf

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fact-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found here.

2. Check the official VEX IQ 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
Programming cable
Power strip
Laptop computer
STEM Project Presentation Materials
Engineering notebook
Banners and other decorations for your team pit
Giveaways if you have them

5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX IQ Tournament.

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

7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

8. Remember that safety comes first.

9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide.

Sponsor

Mt. SAC Associated Students
Mt. SAC Department of Physics and Engineering
Mt. SAC Robotics Team