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1 Teacher/Mentor Institute RM BEST Season Carolyn Bauer August 5-6, 2013

2 Your Team’s T-shirts  Team T-shirt opportunity with Artistic Apparel  Gatekeeper mascot  Your team name  T-shirt color you select  $10.00 per shirt  Adding additional info (e.g., sponsor, school mascot) will cost extra  Ready to pick up at Kickoff if ordered by Sept. 3!  All needed information in T-shirt packet Page 2

3 2013 Event Schedule   Kickoff   Saturday, September 14   Denver South High School   Deadline for registering for BEST Award   Saturday, October 5   RSVP to org, org   Practice Day   Saturday, October 19   Denver South High School   BEST Award - Marketing Presentations  Friday, October 25  Metro State University of Denver campus  Times arranged with prior to Friday, October 11   Game Day  Saturday, October 26  Auraria Campus Events Center Page 3

4 Kickoff Details   Saturday, September 14   12:00 (Noon) until 4:00 p.m.   Denver South High School   1700 East Louisiana Avenue   Use doors on the south end - near gym (look for balloons)   Game will be revealed – Gatekeeper   See Game floor and prototype robot demo   Goal - Send 1-2 team members to each of the breakout sessions   Retrieve your 2013 Kickoff Files – a treasure chest of information – from our website & from a kickoff volunteer   BRING A MEMORY STICK   Receive your software licenses and keys – don’t lose them!   Pick-up your Robot Kit (consumable & returnable) Page 4

5 Bring to Kickoff   Students/Mentors – enough to attend all breakout sessions   MEMORY STICK   Food   Bring food and / or money for food   Student organizations will have some food to sell   Forms to turn in at registration table:   Returnable Kit Agreement   Request for Loan of Returnable Kit   Signed Consent and Release forms for teachers, mentors and students Signed Consent and Release   Reference RM BEST Consent and Release PolicyRM BEST Consent and Release Policy Page 5

6 Page 6 Gatekeeper 2013  Mascot for Gatekeeper 2013  Robot is moving around a manufacturing floor  Enjoy the poster of this year’s mascot  Here’s a jpg of it

7 Kickoff Breakout Sessions   Project Engineering Notebooks   Robot Design & Construction Tips   Programming easyC   Kits and Rules   Control Systems   BEST Award   BEST Award Marketing Presentation   Teacher & Mentor Tips Page 7

8 Practice Day Details   Saturday, October 19   9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Denver South High School   1700 East Louisiana Avenue   Use doors on the south end - near gym (look for balloons)   9:00a.m. Team Registration and Robot Compliance Check   REQUIRED to submit Project Engineering Notebook at registration   Locate assigned Pit Area and get set-up   Robot inspection for compliance in pit area   Open practice AND a dry run of the competition – multiple matches   Food   Bring food and / or money for food   Student organizations MAY have food to sell Page 8

9 Bring to Practice Day   Robot (whether it’s working or not) and Team members   Project Engineering Notebook & Team Demographic Sheet   Tools & safety goggles for Pit Area   Forms to submit:   Consent & Release Forms for additional teachers, mentors and students   Student Roster – list of ALL team members for program   Mentor Roster – list of ALL mentors for program   Teacher Roster – list of ALL teachers for program   Driver list for the day’s competition Page 9

10 BEST Award Marketing Presentations   Friday, October 25, 2013, 8:30 – 4:30   Sign up for time slot by October office.   Classroom at Metro State University of Denver   What to bring:   Presentation in PowerPoint or similar format   Four Member Presentation Team Page 10

11 Game Day   Saturday, October 26   7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Auraria Campus Events Center (aka Metro Gym)   7:00 a.m. Team Registration and Robot Compliance Check   Locate assigned Pit Area and get set-up   Robot inspection for compliance in pit area   Have Team Photo with robot taken   Set-up BEST Award Team Exhibit   Food   Buy food in Tivoli Center or bring your own   Pizza is being provided for the teams (2 slices/person)   Parking on campus near Tivoli Center Page 11

12 Game Day Details   7:00 Check in & robot compliance   9:00 Team Exhibits Open   9:45 Opening Ceremony   10:00 Seeding Matches Begin   3:00 Wildcard Match   3:30 Semi Final Matches   4:00 Final Matches   4:30 Award Ceremony & photos of winning team & robot   5:00 Conclusion of Game Day   5:10 Winning teams meet regarding Regional Competition   Teams turn in Returnable kits or sign kit loan form Invite parents, friends, band, cheerleaders & mascot Page 12

13 Game Day   Forms to submit:   Driver list – before the competitions   Sportsmanship voting sheet – during the competitions   Feedback forms – before you leave   RM BEST Request for Loan of Returnable Kit (unless you return the kit)   We return Project Engineering Notebooks with Judges’ comments and scoring Page 13

14 After Game Day   We will send to you:   Your Team Photo   Additional medallions as needed   All your score sheets Page 14

15 BEST Regionals   Who gets invited to attend   Top teams in BEST Award   Top teams in Robot Competition   Exact number of teams TBD   Dates – December 6 & 7, 2013   Location – University of Arkansas Ft. Smith, Arkansas Page 15

16 Page 16 BEST Websites  The BEST Robotics, Inc. (BRI) national website contains all the information you will need to understand the overall program, how the competition works, links to other resources (e.g., VEX), an FAQ section, and many resources  The Rocky Mountain BEST website is our local website and it contains local information (e.g., Calendar of events, history, local contact information, etc.) and links to BRI’s website

17 Page 17 See the BRI Website MapBRI Website Map

18 Rocky Mountain BEST website Page 18 See the RM BEST Website MapRM BEST Website Map

19 Summary of Web Resources Rocky Mountain BEST: BEST Robotics, Inc.: easyC V4 Programming Software: Vex Robotics: Eventbright (Team Registration): Page 19


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