(For a complete listing of BotsIQ Rules, Guidelines, Regulations, Documentation and Safety Guidlines, Scroll down to the bottom of this page.)
2015 Finals Competition at CAL U
April 23rd (setup), 24th – 25th
Required Competition Registration Documents
To participate in the SWPA BotsIQ Preliminary and Final Competitions, each team member and advisor must submit the above Event Liability Release and Social Media and Photo/Video Consent forms when the team registers at the Preliminary Competition. Student forms MUST have a parent/guardian signature if under 18.
2015 Rule and Regulation Updates
Click Here for the complete list.
Please remember to have two copies of the following:
- Bill of Materials
- Safety Plan
- Component Descriptions
One copy is to be in your Documentation and the other copy is to be with you in the Pits at all times.
Forms for volunteers under 18 must have a parent/guardian signature.
Stay Connected to SWPA BotsIQ after Graduation
All required documentation must be complete for each team to be eligible to compete in the Preliminary and Final Competitions.
A digital spread-spectrum controller is required.
- Teams may use any Spektrum radio issued by the BotsIQ committee in the past several years.
- Recommended transmitters and receivers:
- DX6 BR6000 (now discontinued; but if old one is functional, can still use it. DX6 CANNOT be used with the AR7000 receiver)
- DX6i AR7000 (new DSM2 technology; can be programmed to stop as required)
- DX7 AR7000
Jeff Mori from Eastern Westmoreland CTC noted: I have used these with some success:
- Spektrum AR6110e DSM2 Microlite 6-Channel Receiver – End Pin Part# 0-SPMAR6110E
- Spektrum AR6110 DSM2 Microlite 6-Channel Receiver Part# 0-SPMAR6110
Note: J&C Hobbies is offering BotsIQ teams a discount on radios/receivers. (412) 795-9344
- Radio Alerts for Spektrum Radios
BotsIQ Wiki: Communicate with your fellow teams to solve problems.
(Note: Always check back with this BotsIQ website for official competition information)
How to Bind Your Bot
- Plug the bind plug into the receivers BATT/BIND port.
- Power up the receiver. The LED on the receiver will be flashing. Move the sticks and switches on the transmitter to the desired failsafe positions (low throttle and neutral control positions).
- Pull and hold down the trainer switch on the transmitter while turning the transmitter on. Release the trainer switch once the LEDs on the front of the transmitter flash. The LED on the receiver will go solid amber and the system will connect after several seconds.
- Remove the bind plug.
Note: Keep the bind plug with you in case of an issue and you want to be able to reconnect to your bot.
The following updated documentation is provided for the Teams’ information:
Awards and Scoring documents:
- Awards Listing/Description
- Grand Champion Scoring System
- Documentation Evaluation Rubric (UPDATED 2/17/2014)
- Best Engineered Bot Award Rubric
Rules and Regulations
- 2015 Competition Rules and Procedures and Tech. Regulation Changes
- Competition Rules and Procedures
- Technical Regulations
Event Check-in Documents
- Go/No-Go Binder Document Checklist (UPDATED 2/19/2014)
- Social Media and Video/Photo Consent Form
- Event Liability Release Form
- Safety/Technical Inspection Procedures
- Safety Inspection Checklist – Internal Inspection
- Safety Inspection Checklist – Functional Inspection
- Robot Handling Guidelines (UPDATED 2/19/2014)
- BotsIQ Safety Guidelines (UPDATED 2/19/2014)
- Team Safety Guidelines (UPDATED 2/19/2014)
- School Fundraising Guidelines
- Marketing Guidelines for Schools
- Recommended Tools and Websites
- SWPA BotsIQ E-newsletter Form
- Volunteer Registration and Consent Form