EVENT DAY

Park City FTC Qualifier on Saturday, January 18, 2020

REMINDERS, WHAT TO BRING, GENERAL INFO

CHECK IN AT ARRIVAL

  • All pre-registered teams must please first check in at the Team Check-In table near the entrance to receive their Team Check-In Packet before heading to the Pit Area.

CONSENT FORMS / TEAM ROSTER

All team members and mentors are required to either bring a consent form and/or a complete STIMS roster printout – these must be handed-in at Team Check-In.

SAFETY GLASSES

Safety glasses must be worn at all times in the Pit Area and during matches. Teams are required to bring their own safety glasses to the event. Side shields are allowed for those wearing prescription glasses. Don't forget!

PIT AREA

Pit Area will be setup in Gym 2. Each team pit area will have one 6' table and 2 chairs. Teams please bring two 50' or one 100' extension cord and a surge protector.

GAFFERS TAPE

Please bring your own Gaffers Tape. Use only gaffers tape or blue painters tape to tape down and secure items to the venue tables, floors and walls. NO DUCT TAPE ALLOWED ON ANY VENUE SURFACE!

FOOD

Park City High School will be selling food at the qualifier. Concessions will be available throughout the day from 9am-3pm.

Basic Robot Reminders...

  • Weight: < 42 lbs, including the battery

  • Size: < 18" on all sides, must be smaller than an 18" cube

  • ID, Team Number: 2.5" tall and .5" stroke width, contrasting color from background, prominently displayed on opposite sides 180 degrees apart. (Arial font, Bold, 250 pt will meet the minimum size requirements.)

  • Alliance Markers: solid RED 2.5" SQUARE, solid BLUE 2.5" CIRCLE *Alliance Marker Template

  • Robot Inspection Checklist

How to use The Question Box

ADVANCEMENT TO THE UTAH FTC CHAMPIONSHIP

  • The Park City Qualifier (one of 4 official Utah Qualifiers) will advance 12 teams to the Utah Championship that will take place on February 22, 2020 at Weber State.

  • At the Utah Championship, a total of 36 teams will compete, but only 2 teams will advance to the World Championship in Houston that will take place April 15-18, 2020. The winners of the Inspire Award and the Captain of the Winning Alliance will be the 2 teams that will advance to Worlds.

  • Park City Robotics currently has 7 teams competing in the 2019-2020 FTC Skystone Season.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020

  • 5pm Volunteer Arrival & Set Up

  • 6pm Early Team Check-In Opens

  • 6pm–8pm Early Robot Inspection & Field Inspection Opens

  • 8:30pm Building Closes

**Tentative Schedule - Subject to Change

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020

  • 7am Volunteer Check-In

  • 7:30am Team Check-In & Pits Open

  • 7:30am-10:30am ROBOT & FIELD INSPECTIONS

  • 8:30am-10:30am JUDGING SESSIONS

  • 10:30am Drivers Meeting

  • 11am OPENING CEREMONY

  • 11:30am Qualifying Matches

  • 12:40pm–1:35pm Lunch

  • 1:35 - 2:55pm Qualifying Matches

  • 3:05 pm ALLIANCE SELECTION & ELIMINATION MATCHES

  • 4:30pm AWARDS & CLOSING CEREMONY

  • 5pm Load Out, Tear Down Crew

*Tentative Schedule - Subject to Change

*Judging Schedule will be provided before event date.

JUDGING SCHEDULE

Stay tuned for more info.

GAFFERS TAPE

In case you are not familiar with Gaffers Tape...

This specialty tape is made out of heavy cotton cloth, and has a similar look and feel to duct tape. It is primarily used by production crews on film, TV, and in live music to tape down cables, and is preferred in this industry for its matte finish that does not reflect light or interfere with visuals.

Gaffers Tape is designed so that when removed it does not damage the material or leave behind any residue. Another advantage of Gaffer’s Tape is that unlike duct tape, it can withstand temperatures as high as 200 degrees Fahrenheit without melting.

Gaffers Tape Use

Gaffers Tape is widely recognized for its many applications, which are critical to the film and music industry. A few of its benefits in the production industry include attaching gels to light, spiking a tripod, setting marks for an actor, taping things to walls with paint (Gaffers Tape will not pull off paint), taping down cables to the floor, securing two cables together, hanging up paper or cloth, labeling dimmers and circuits, labeling gear, and securing backdrops.

Because Gaffers Tape is so durable, it does not wear down easily from foot traffic, which makes it an excellent choice for marking positions.

Another, perhaps less common use of Gaffers Tape is to repair tears in the vinyl. Because of its vinyl coating, it is an excellent match to repair tears or rips in vinyl surfaces such as bus seats, booths, and more.

Gaffers Tape Vs. Duct Tape

Returning to the theme of Gaffers Tape vs. duct tape, there are many uses and benefits for both types of tapes, and you’ll want to know the difference to make sure you’re using the right tape for the job.

Starting out with composition, Gaffers Tape is made of vinyl coated cloth, and duct tape is made from polyethylene coated cloth. One of the most notably visible differences between the two tapes is that duct tape is highly reflective and Gaffers tape has a matte finish.

As mentioned, one of the primary benefits of using Gaffers Tape is that it leaves no residue behind, which is ideal for when you plan to set up and remove something and don’t want to leave any marks. Duct tape, however, is great for permanent or semi-permanent adhesions or repairs on the spot.

Another benefit of Gaffers Tape is that it can be torn by hand. This is ideal for working quickly on set where cutting tools may not be readily available. While it is possible to tear duct tape by hand, there are some duct tapes that come with extra reinforcement that require it to be cut with scissors or other tools, which may limit its usage on the fly.

Both Gaffers Tape and duct tape are water resistant, however, Gaffers Tape can withstand much higher temperatures than duct tape, making it the ideal choice for adhering the tape to hot light fixtures.