F4 is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our fourth CADathon from ** the midnight of December 25/26 – the midnight of December 28th/29th**. The live show will be featuring a brand-new panel of judges and will be streamed on December 30th at 8pm EST on the First Updates Now (FUN) twitch channel!
Watch Live on the 30th : https://www.twitch.tv/firstupdatesnow There will be a giveaway during the show for those who watch live!
For the first time ever, F4 is proud to announce that our 4th Bi-Annual CADathon will have a presenting sponsor, Ozzy Boards! Ozzy Boards will be providing vouchers for the winners during the live stream. Check out their amazing products here: ozzyboards.comhttps://i.imgur.com/A4PGce9b.png
For those unaware, a CADathon is like a hackathon but with CAD. People/teams are given a short period of time to CAD a specific thing (in this case a robot) ending with a panel of judges selecting a winner. If you would like more information on the CADathon check out our first, second, and third CADathons.
As for what will go on in ours:
Participants will be split into teams of 2. Teams can be premade with people who know each other or participants can enter by themselves and be assigned a random partner. Partners will be assigned by skill level along with the prerequisite of sharing a common CAD suite. We will try to make sure partners are in the same time zone but that will be more difficult.
From there, every CADathon participant will be invited to the F4 CADathon slack, where they will be able to talk to each other, and be able to ask the GDC questions directly. The teams have approximately 3 days to CAD a robot from the game reveal. The game reveal will include a CAD model of the field, and a game manual. When they are done, teams must create a high quality render of their robot and send the F4 crew a link to their robot uploaded in its entirety on Grabcad.
Teams will also submit a google forms “pit scouting document” which will help explain their design to the judges. If teams do not submit both a render and a Grabcad link by the midnight of December 28th/29th, they will be disqualified. Once done, the files will be inspected to make sure they adhere to the game rules. At 8 PM EST on December 30th, a special F4 CADathon show will go live, hosted on the FUN twitch channel. A panel of 3 special guest judges will judge each robot on set categories explained in the game manual. The judges will also present their scores for each design, their reasoning behind their scores, and finally announce the winners.
The only prerequisites to join are that you are willing to spend time doing it and that you have access to some CAD software. You can be any age (this is not limited to students) and we encourage everyone from newbies to the most advanced CADers to put their skills to the test. If you are new to CAD and would like to be on a larger team to help yourself learn, please contact us as these will be handled on a case to case basis. If you are interested please sign up at the link below. Sign Ups close on December 23rd at Midnight but please sign up as soon as you decide to participate.
Sign up form:
If you are interesting in being a Judge on the show, apply at this google link:
- The F4 CADathon GDC