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Paul Duke STEM - Halloween Qualifier (MS & HS VRC)

Date
29-Oct-2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-8930
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
32
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Georgia
Standard Registration Opens
30-Aug-2022 08:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
7-Nov-2022 13:49 EST
Price
$90.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

 

Welcome to Spin Up at Paul Duke STEM High School. Our school takes pride in its focus on technology, and is both Georgia's largest and only Title-1 STEM certified school by the Georgia DOE.  

This year's event falls on Halloween Weekend, so we will be celebrating with an Extra-Spooky VEX Competition.

In the spirit of Halloween, we will be hosting a costume contest.  Awards will be given for best team costume, best individual costume, and best robot costume (Thats right!).  Winners will receive a custom trophy and a gift card.

We are proud to provide 2 competition fields, one skills field, and one practice field, provided by the GCPS CTE Program.  Thanks to our sponsors Synopsys for partnering with us on this event. Synopsys is a global leader in silicon chip design and IP, and their support will have a great positive impact on the experience of our attendees.

All participants are expected to complete the participant release form . (also available in Spanish)  Once per season covers all events. 

Check out our livestream link to watch remotely.  

Concessions will be sold and pizzas will be ordered in advance.  $12/pizza Cheese or Pepperoni, Cash or Check.  Preorders can be made at check in.

 

Teams and coaches who are participating for the very first time should contact Mr. Horsley for a list of valuable documents, and a pre-competition inspection to make sure you are ready for our competition.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 29-Oct-2022

Venue/Location:
Paul Duke STEM High School
5850 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Norcross, Georgia 30071
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

7:30 Doors

8:00 Inspection STARTS

8:30 Check-in ENDS

9:00 Inspection ENDS.  Schedules are created.

9:10 Driver Meeting & Welcome Video

9:20 - 11:45 Qualifying Matches

(10:00- 2:00 Skills)

11:45-12:20 Lunch

12:20 - 2:30 Qualifying Matches

2:40 Alliance Selections and Costume Contest Awards.

3.10 Elimination Bracket

4:10 Awards Ceremony

 

 

Volunteer

If you want to volunteer, please contact Brandon Horsley by Email or send the Event Partner a message on the General Info tab.  

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event that inclimate weather cancels the event, we will attempt to reschedule, and issue refunds minus $5 for the RobotEvents fee.

Refund Policy

If you are not sure if you can attend, please do not send payment until the week of the event.  We will issue refunds up until the week of the event.

Wtihin one week of the event, if you want to cancel, and there is another organization on the waiting list who can attend last minute, we will attempt to make a swap.

Absolutely no substitutions within 24 hours of the event, except from within the same organization.

Health and Safety Policies

Roughhousing and unsafe use of tools will get one warning before ejection.  All guests younger than 14 should be under chaperone supervision at all times.  

 

Webcast

Webcast Link:  twitch.tv/gwinnettvexrobotics

Judging Format

This event will utilize digital notebooks for initial judging via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents.  Please scan in any physical notebooks.  Teams can bring physical notebooks with them for follow-up interviews if they prefer, but for preliminary judging, only digital notebooks will be assessed.

Initial Remote Judging with In-person follow-up interview -

Engineering Notebooks will be submitted on this platform two days in advance of the event (by 11:59pm on October 26th).  

It should be noted that a good notebook shows the collaborative design process and documents the design process to show that your work is origional.  Additionally, please try to include experimental data when testing mechanisms, programming, driver/auton skills, driving practice, etc.  This data is valuable evidence to support your design choices.