Team Preparation Checklist - What to Bring!
San Jose City College
~ January 20, 2007
December 28, 2006 9:39 PM
What to Bring:
- WEAR SOFT SOLED SHOES TO PROTECT
THE GYM FLOOR!
- EVERY team member and coach
must submit a signed publicity
and liability release form. We will not have your liability form from
your qualifier - you must bring new ones!!
- Bring a laptop computer
with your programs on it. We recommend battery backup. Also, we recommend
having a backup of your programs on a CD or other media in case the
- Bring a power strip and
an extension cord (at least 8 ft) for supplying power to your computer
at the pit area table. Power will be available, but it may not be directly
at your team's pit table.
- Bring your robot and all
attachments to the judging area and to the competition rounds.
- Bring your Mindstorms kit
for making changes or repairs to your robot.
- Bring fresh batteries.
- Bring a printout of your programs
(preferred), or a notebook computer, to the judging area.
- Bring project presentation
materials, articles about your team, or any other documentation to the
- Bring a protective box
to transport your robot for both the design judging and robot performance
rounds. The pit area is in a different building than the competition floor.
Robots don't bounce like Tiggers, they break.
- Bring a box or cloth (aka a garage)
to cover a RCX robot and IR tower during program downloads. All RCX robots
must be covered during downloading programs and downloading can only be done
in the team's pit area. Do not use tape on your RCX.
- Bring your team members
(make sure you know how they are getting to the tournament)
- Bring money to buy food,
tournament souvenirs and raffle tickets.
- Cell phone number of someone
that can reach your team late in the tournament day in case of judge's callbacks.
- Bring a project board that
shows pictures of your team at work or related to your research project. This
can be displayed in your pit area to highlight your FLL season. Think "science
fair" project board for your pit table.
- Bring a team sign (11"
x 8.5" landscape orientation) to hang from PVC flag pole
- Bring an emcee intro card
with something witty or interesting that you want to have the MC talk to your
team about before your robotic performance rounds - these will be accepted
if on 1 side of a standard 3" x 5" index card. Suggested things
are how you picked your team name, something funny that happened during the
FLL season or similar topics.
interested in receiving feedback from the judges should bring
a stamped, self-addressed, letter-sized envelope, with the team name
and number written in the lower left corner of the envelope. This needs to
be handed in when checking in the team in the morning.
- Bring a team banner/poster.
Be sure to include your team name & number and something relating to this
year's theme (make sure it isn't too heavy to be held up with tape!) This
will be used as decoration in the pit area.
- Bring extra folding chairs
- we will have only 4 chairs available per team.