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Hello guys,
Quick question, we are team Freedom 7231 International team from Dominican republic.
Is there a minimum of students required to be at the event? I know 10 is the minimum for the team, but is there a minimum for been present at the event?

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Hello guys,
Quick question, we are team Freedom 7231 International team from Dominican republic.
Is there a minimum of students required to be at the event? I know 10 is the minimum for the team, but is there a minimum for been present at the event?

Thanks,

osiris
Well, you need two students at the VERY bare minimum, for the driver and operator. I don't think the number of students present from a team at an event is regulated, though. I would advise bringing a drive team (4 people including the coach most years, but 5 people including the coach last year), a pit crew (any number you want), and a scouting/stands crew (if you have enough people).

I'm wondering where you got the minimum of 10 people per team as well. There's a team up here in Minnesota that had three students in the 2017 season, and did quite well for themselves.
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I'm wondering where you got the minimum of 10 people per team as well. There's a team up here in Minnesota that had three students in the 2017 season, and did quite well for themselves.
Don't quote me on this, but I believe the 2016 World Champion Team 330 only had 6 members.
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Well, you need two students at the VERY bare minimum, for the driver and operator. I don't think the number of students present from a team at an event is regulated, though. I would advise bringing a drive team (4 people including the coach most years, but 5 people including the coach last year), a pit crew (any number you want), and a scouting/stands crew (if you have enough people).

I'm wondering where you got the minimum of 10 people per team as well. There's a team up here in Minnesota that had three students in the 2017 season, and did quite well for themselves.
Thanks, the 10 minimum I read at First Site. here
"Build your team

Find and invite at least 10 students who want to be part of a robotics team (the easiest part!). Be sure to emphasize that no technical skills are required, just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Recruit all kinds of talents, not just engineering and electronics."
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Thanks, the 10 minimum I read at First Site. here
"Build your team

Find and invite at least 10 students who want to be part of a robotics team (the easiest part!). Be sure to emphasize that no technical skills are required, just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Recruit all kinds of talents, not just engineering and electronics."
As far as I know, this isn't a rule, just a piece of advice. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't aim for 10+. It will make your life easier during build season to have that compared to only 3-5.
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I know a certain someone who managed to be on a team all by themselves. I'm fairly certain there is no limit at all.
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As far as I know, this isn't a rule, just a piece of advice. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't aim for 10+. It will make your life easier during build season to have that compared to only 3-5.
Yes we have more than 10 members in the team, it is just for traveling as we are in Dominican Republic.
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Team 6339 came to McMaster last year with less than 10 students. I think the number was 6 or so. It's really difficult since there's always lots to do, but manageable Forsure. Also just a reminder to contact the event and make arrangements for batteries, since I believe you can't take them on flights.
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I know a certain someone who managed to be on a team all by themselves. I'm fairly certain there is no limit at all.
Was this it? This is quite the inspiring story, for anyone who hasn't read it.

https://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/s...86&postcount=1
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Yes we have more than 10 members in the team, it is just for traveling as we are in Dominican Republic.
Thanks for the help.
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Was this it? This is quite the inspiring story, for anyone who hasn't read it.

https://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/s...86&postcount=1
There was a guy from Quebec who did it aswell.
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