For the sixth year, the RoboJackets will be hosting the 2014 Regional FRC Kickoff at Georgia Tech on January 4, 2014. 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.
- In addition to the FIRST release form, all attendees are required to fill out a GT release form as well – for each kickoff attendee. GT General Waiver Hand in at Sign In
- For parking information and KOP pick up, please see the maps linked here.
- 8:30 AM – Event opens to teams with breakfast, robot displays, demos, and judges Q&A. (Student Center Ballroom)
- 9:30 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
Workshops are vital in creating an easy transition into the start of the FIRST season. One of the RoboJackets’ primary goals is to have all teams who attend the workshops to leave with a KOP robot that will require only some final assembly. The RoboJackets highly encourage teams to attend these helpful workshops to learn and receive guidance. In order to help teams, the RoboJackets will be holding workshops in several areas of FIRST robotics.
The following are the four workshop tracks that will be available for teams:
- Mechanical: Robot Quick Build Session.
- 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.
If you have any questions, please contact the Kickoff Coordinator, Sue Pedapudi at email@example.com