Our first League event is coming up on December 3rd at the Nissan North America Technical Center, located in Farmington Hills MI (event page). This league meets 4 times, December 16, 2018, January 13 2019, January 27, 2019 all at the technical center and will have a final event on February 3, 2019 at Cranbrook. I have not received much info about this event, but as I do, I will pass it along to the group. The only thing I know is as of now, there are 6 open spots of 24, the events are on Sunday afternoons from 2-5 (championship agenda is not determined yet). When I get more info on the event we will determine what is needed for support personnel at the events.
More information for our second event in Lapeer. I’ve posted a map and driving directions for how to get to the Lapeer Center for Innovation as well as the agenda. Summary – the doors open at 9:00. Please get there as soon as you can, as the practice field opens at 9:15, drivers meeting and opening ceremonies are 9:30 and the qualifications start at 10:00. That doesn’t leave much time to get the booth set up, items turned in, inspection completed and on the practice field before the match starts. Plus, this is a full event of 40 teams, combined middle and high school. We have some stiff competition – see the event page for more info.
Lunch will be from 1-2. The lunch order form will be done by paper copy, as it seems the online form did not work for everyone. As before, please select your desired items and deliver the form and payment to Jenn at the meeting on Thursday, Nov 15th.
Elimination matches are scheduled to start at 4:45, with the awards at 5:30, and the event wrapping up at 6:00. As always, these times are subject to some tweaking so mileage will vary depending on the conditions of the day.
If friends or family members wish to come, please pass along the directions. Robot events are free for spectators so bring support. At the Kettering event, it was nice to have such a large entourage for our team. Even the field announcers recognized it. The LED signs are updated for the team number, so we will have 6 boards now. We will need help to hold them up!
In addition to us, the EngiNERDS from Grand Blanc High School will be there with 4 teams, the NERDlings from Grand Blanc West will be there with 3 teams, and the Engicats from Grand Blanc East have 6 teams registered to be there. Grand Blanc will represent well with 14 of 40 spots.