Event Code: RE-VRC-19-9052
Program: VEX Robotics Competition
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 24 / Spots Open: 1
Event Region: Florida - North/Central
Price: $55.00This event is closed to registration because:
Grade Level: All
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Additional Contact Information:
David White, 850-443-3336
This event is sure to be a fast-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.
Read up online about: How to run a team, do your engineering notebook, and the steps to build your robot.
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 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
* Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and
Excellence Awards )
* 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 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, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby as the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks.
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. The referee training videos can be found here.
10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide.
11. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware.
LINK TO TEAM RESOURCES: https://www.roboticseducation.org/competition-teams/vex-robotics-competition/
12. Online Challenges---compete against the world here.
THREE attempts of each type of skill match are allowed.
.If you are still working on your robot design and have questions about integrating your various systems or want to ensure that you have powered your robot properly, refer to the Autodesk VEX Robotics Curriculum.
Welcome! Thank you for registering for the Tallahassee Tower Takeover Tournament. We look forward to you being here. Our aim is to have a smoothly run event where the teams can proudly participate in the Matches or Skills Challenges.
Teams that qualify for a Florida State Championship Event in Florida will be responsible for the Central/North Florida State Championship.
When you win a state championship spot from a qualifying competition, you will have two weeks to register and pay for the state championship. Yes--you only can play in one state championship) Failure to register and pay within two weeks of the competition date where the state championship spot was earned forfeits your teams state spot--so be sure and plan ahead to register and pay on time and determine in advance the appropriate state championship you plan to attend.
Teams are responsible to have teams registered and fees paid two weeks following earning the state championship spot, unless of course your event you win a state spot is the final two weeks before states, in which you must be prepared to pay immediately following that event.
**The State qualifying Skills score cut off will be two weeks prior to the state championship. The number of teams coming qualifying from the skills list is based on open spots after all events have completed two weeks prior to the state championship. While teams at events now fill double qualified spots from skills at the event, there will still be teams winning spots from multiple competitions, these additional spots come from the top combined skills scores to teams who have not yet won a spot for a state championship as in previous years. Teams that qualify from the states skills list will have a short time to registered and pay for the state championship, please plan accordingly and be prepared for a potential invitation two weeks prior to the state championship (either one).
Teams that move on to the World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky will be responsible for registering for the World Championship event promptly as they will only have ONE week to register AND pay before their invitation to Worlds is lost! Hint--Plan to win--plan for success--Plan accordingly with your teams from day one to win state spots, win a spot at states and play in worlds!! Plan to win both in spirit and financial planning!! Understand the awards and all rules. Contact Ashley Phipps if you need any assistance on understanding awards or qualifying for states or the worlds championships. Ashley_phipps@roboticseducation.org
The teams coach who is officially listed in robotevents as the primary contact receives all team emails, so read the email titles and content carefully.
All attendees are expected to abide by the code of conduct .
Note: Ensure your IT does not block emails from robotevents.com and roboticseducation.org
7:30AM: doors open with practice fields open:
7:30 - 9:30AM Registration and inspection--turn in engineering notebooks on check in
8:30 Match list Printed and distributed to teams (responsibility is on the team coach to contact the EP if not arriving to check in before 8:30-failure to do so is the team not playing/no refund)
9:15 All robots for matches 1 and 2 on the fields and matches 3, and 4, on the queuing tables
9:20--Drivers and Event Meeting
9:45- Opening Ceremony
10:00 Qualifying matches begin with skills field open 10:30 and run concurrently with qualifying matches: with Judges convening to begin reviewing notebooks (followed with pit interviews)
12:00--1:30: Break for lunch
1:30-3:00 Qualifying matches resume (skills fields close at 3:00):
3:15 Alliance selections
3:30-4:30 Elimination matches
4:30-5:00 Closing ceremonies and awards
We need volunteers. Please contact Jane McDonald by email and put "VEX VOLUNTEER" in the subject line and let me know what you would like to do. More information will be posted here closer to the time of the tournament. firstname.lastname@example.org
The event will be conducted inside, so weather should not be a problem. If some extremely unusual weather prevents the tournament from occurring, we will let you know at that time.
Refunds can be made up to 2 weeks before the tournament.
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Participation Consent Forms
.A completed form for all participants must be turned in during check-in. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them in to the registration desk when checking in. Download the VEX/ REC Foundation Consent & Waiver Form. http://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2013/06/vrc-participant-release-form.pdf
Bring your own lunch!
A food truck will be outside.
Order and pickup pizza.
Use google map or other app to find local restaurants - may are nearby
Check out other nearby restaurants on Grubhub: FAMU zip is 32307
The FAMU cafeteria will NOT be open for lunch.
REC Foundation Design Award Rubric.REC Foundation Design Award Rubric
Participant Release Form Spanish.Participant Release Form Spanish
Participant Release Form.Participant Release Form
REC Foundation Code of Conduct.REC Foundation Code of Conduct
VRC Qualifying Criteria.VRC Qualifying Criteria
VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for Cortex.VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for Cortex
VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5.VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5
VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description.VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description