For the fifth year, the RoboJackets will be hosting the 2013 Regional FRC Kickoff at Georgia Tech on January 5, 2013. Teams are required to register on the FIRST website for the kickoff. The kickoff will consist of breakfast, guest speakers, live broadcasting, robot demos, and workshops. The event will begin with breakfast at 8:45AM in the Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom.
- To guarantee sufficient amount of materials for workshops, participating teams will need to register for them below – one per team. Please fill out the RoboJackets’ Kickoff Form here Due by December 29th 2012
- In addition to the FIRST release form, all attendees are required to fill out a GT release form as well – for each kickoff attendee. Click here for GT Release Form Hand in at Sign In
- For parking information and KOP pick up, please see the maps linked here.
- 8:45 AM – Event opens to teams with breakfast, robot displays, demos, and judges Q&A. (Student Center Ballroom)
- 9:45 AM – Welcome talks (Ferst Center)
- 10:30 AM – Kickoff Broadcast starts (Ferst Center)
- 11:00 AM – Field Viewing and Kit of Parts handout; two team members and a mentor to pickup kit (Ferst Center loading dock)
- 12:45 PM – Loading dock closes; end of kit of parts distribution
- 12:45 PM -1:30 PM Lunch break (see map for dining options)
- 1:30 PM – Workshops begin
- 5:30 PM – Workshops end
- Mechanical: Building the mechanical parts of the provided KOP.
- Electrical: Assembly of the electronics, wiring guide lines, CRIO wiring, and a few pointers on past problems.
- Strategy Brainstorm: Teams will be given the opportunity to go over rules and discuss game play strategies.
- LabVIEW Programming: A crash course of LabVIEW basics, vision, simple autonomy, and cRIO setup/configuration. Laptops will be provided during the workshop with LabVIEW so that groups may follow along. Teams are however encouraged to bring their own laptops with last years LabVIEW installed.
- A cart for KoP bins.
- 3/16” allen wrenches (2), preferably a T-handle, screwdriver type, or loop/wire handle for fast turning (Cordless drill w/ 3/16” allen wrench bit is a plus)
- 5/32″ Allen keys
- 7/16″ Wrench
- 3/8″ Wrench
- 10 mm Wrench
- Rubber Mallet
- Chain break for 3/8″ chain
- Wire strippers (10,14,18 AWG) & wire cutters
- #2 Phillips screw driver
- Medium sized flat head screw driver (1/4″ blade width)
- Cordless drill small bits up to 3/8″
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Tape Measure
- Safety glasses
- Teams should bring more than 1 of each of tool.
For the electrical workshop (tools will not be provided):
- If veteran team: cRIO, classmate PC, digital sidecar, fuse/breaker panel, & main breaker.
- Wire strippers (10,14,18 AWG)
- Wire cutters
- Wire crimpers – a good set with handles at least 7” long; this is a must investment for good connections
- Phillips screwdriver ( #2)
- Flat Screwdriver
- Wago flat screwdriver
- Marking pencil/pen/marker/masking tape
The workshops will be located in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building. Also note that cutting or sawing of any components is strictly forbidden.
If you have any questions, please contact the Kickoff Coordinator, Sue Pedapudi at firstname.lastname@example.org