2011 SCRRF Pre-Ship Scrimmage
Southern California FIRST Robotics Competition teams are welcome to attend the Southern California Regional Robotics Forum’s annual Pre-Ship Scrimmage. It's a great chance to test your robots, give your drivers practice, meet other teams, and get help with any problems you might be having with your robot prior to the robot ship date. Rookie teams are highly encouraged to attend.
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2011
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Venue: Harvey Mudd College, Linde Activities Center Gym
Address: 340 E. Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711
Registration fee: $200 per team
Contact: Chris Husmann, (310) 331-6758,
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
9:00 AM - Noon
Noon - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Please park along E. Foothill Blvd. Robot loading zone at N. Mills Ave and E. Foothill Blvd.
As usual we will be offering courtesy inspections. This is also a great place for teams that have no room to run their robot to find out just what it will do. I am looking for a scale suitable for robot weighing that we can borrow.
Bag Lunches provided by Hoch-Shanahan dining hall are $8.50 each and include a meat/vegetarian sandwich, chips, apple, bottled water, and two cookies. These must be preordered by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of meat and vegetarian lunches desired by Feb 18th. Payment must be made when checking in for the event. Other options include the dining hall on campus (open for a buffet style brunch from 10:30 AM to 12:45 PM - $10.50 per person) or various fast food and restaurants nearby.
The registration fee will be $200 per team. Payment can be made either by check payable to SCRRF or by Credit Card (via PayPal). You do not need a PayPal account to pay via PayPal. If your school needs an invoice to write a check, please contact LeRoyNelson@earthlink.net.
Do not let finances keep your team away from this or any other SCRRF event. Fees charged are intended to cover event costs. Any extra fees collected help fund scholarships for team members. If your team is short of cash we can find non-monetary ways for you to support the event. Please contact SCRRF President Chris Husmann at 310 749-7265 if you need help to attend.
Pay by Check
To pay by check, bring a check for the registration fee payable to SCRRF to the event or mail it to:
Attn: LeRoy Nelson, Treasurer
1457 3rd Street
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-6335
Pay by Credit Card via PayPal
No longer available.
Preparations for the Scrimmage are coming along. We hope that you and your teams will find the time productive and useful.
There are a couple of items that we do need some help with. If you have a Tower could you please bring it? The poles and pegs for the scoring rack would also be very helpful. For the rack we only need the pipes. We will secure them to the field player stations and return them at the end of the day. If you can bring one or more of these items please let me know. A couple of you have already said you would via registration and I thank you for that. But we need a couple more to have a full field.
For those of you who have not been to the Scrimmage before, we are pretty informal. The focus is on providing time for teams to work with their robot on a reasonable facsimile of a real field. We will have official carpet and the field borders will probably stop a charging robot. Field markings will use the same tape as FIRST uses for the real field.
Unlike the Regional, we will not have a defined match schedule. We tried that in the past and with so many teams going onto the field, finding issues and then tweaking their robot, it was impossible to keep a schedule. So we just have teams line up when they are ready to run. When there are four or more robots on the field we’ll start a match. If you just want to try put the robot on the field so you can check or adjust the arm angle or something like that, let us know and we’ll open a slot for that. We want you to have the opportunity to do what it takes to get your robot in top form for your regional.
Inspection will not be required to take the field. We will have unofficial courtesy inspections available. We highly recommend that you take advantage of this, especially if you are a rookie team. It will be much easier to fix any major issues on Monday or Tuesday than to find out you have a problem on Thursday of your regional.
Christopher H Husmann, PE
Tool Design Stress Analyst
Northrop Grumman - Aerospace Systems 2P61/ES1