Chezy Champs 2019


Graphs of Elo ranks and percentiles at Chezy, IRI, MSC Dow, and Curie.

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The following note was sent to attending teams today:

If you will be shipping your robot to Chezy Champs (instead of bringing it yourself), we need to know about it ahead of time. Please get in touch with us in the next week (by August 21) if you intend on shipping your robot to Chezy Champs 2019.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next month! As always, get in touch if you have any questions.

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The following note was sent to attending teams today:

Chezy Champs 2019 starts in exactly six weeks! A few updates:

Volunteers
We are still accepting volunteer applications for CC2019. If you have team members who are interested in volunteering, please point them towards the sign-up form in the next week or so:

Hotels
Chezy Champs does not have any arrangements with any local hotels. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Shipping
If you intend on shipping your robot to Chezy Champs, we need to know about it as soon as possible. Please reach out to let us know if this applies to you.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in just six weeks! As always, reach out with any questions!

Best,
Team 254

Event T-Shirts

Gotten a few questions on shirts and swag, so wanted to give an update:

Yes, we will have Chezy Champs 2019 event shirts - we’re trying some new stuff with the design this year and are pretty excited about it. However, we have decided to make these exclusively available for sale at the event, and will not be making the event shirts available for presale. We’ll have more information on the shirt as we get closer the event.

As in past years, we are doing an online pre-sale for Team 254 shirts, which can be ordered ahead and picked up at the event. This year, we’re selling our 2019 competition shirt, along with a hoodie and an exclusive “deep space edition” shirt. These shirts will not be available for sale at the event. All shirts must be picked up at the event by noon on Sunday - we will not ship orders and will not hold orders past noon on Sunday. The deadline to order is September 10. Order Form Link.

Team List

As is typical, we’ve had a few drop-outs and substitutions since our original team list announcement. The most up-to-date team list can always be found on The Blue Alliance – if there are any updates between now and the event, they will be reflected there.

As always, let us know if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing everyone in just over five weeks.

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Let’s move any requests on surrogate shirt pickups to this thread: Team 254 Shirt Sale - Pick up at Chezy Champs and keep this thread focused on the event and topics relevant to the attending teams. Thanks!

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The following note was sent to attending teams today:

Good Morning Chezy Champs 2019 Teams!
This email contains a few important items about CC2019.

Zebra
We are excited to announce that we are partnering with the folks at ZEBRA technologies to bring real-time robot tracking to Chezy Champs. This data will be used as part of the RoboSports Network broadcast, and will be openly available to teams for data analysis or scouting. To enable this, teams will be provided and must place 2 RF tags on their robot (approx 1.5" diam x 0.75" thick each). Tags are easily attached with zip ties or similar, will not count towards the weight allowance, and must be returned at the end of the event. We’re looking forward to bringing this exciting new technology to Chezy Champs - please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Shirts
As a reminder, this year, the event shirts will be for sale at the event only. We do have a pre-sale for 254 swag (open for one more week only!), but event shirts are on-site only. Details here.

Volunteer Assignments
We are caught up on volunteer assignments. If you signed up to volunteer, and haven’t heard back, email us.

Robot Shipping
If you intend on shipping your robot to Chezy Champs, we need to know ASAP. Get in touch if this applies to you.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in just over three weeks!

Best,
Nick

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Is the orientation of the Zebra tags important, or should they just go wherever they fit?

From the IRI Zebra info packet, the physical orientation of the tags do not matter, but their location relative to the robot itself does. Ideally, they’re symmetrical to eachother across the centerline of your robot with one color marked tag on the “left” and the other on the “right”. Most teams secured them to the sides of their elevator frame, near the top of the robot.

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I hope we never build a robot this abhorrently asymmetric ever again. I’m sure we can find a place for them though. Thanks for the details.

My advice to teams on tag placement: don’t stress out over it. We will work with you at the event to figure out something that works well for your robot.

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Deadline for 254 shirt orders is today…

Couple of questions (from a Chezy Champs rookie).

  1. Can we leave our van there in the parking lot from Friday to Sunday?
  2. Can we order outside food for delivery to the school for lunch?

Thanks,

JMH

  1. Yes
  2. There’s nothing prohibiting you from bringing your own food. There is no food allowed in the gym, but most teams eat outside on the lawn anyway.
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Is there going to be a time where we can go onto the field and calibrate our limelight?

Come by the field on Saturday from like 8-8:45am. Just ask one of the field volunteers first, but it shouldn’t be an issue.

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Everyone who signed up to volunteer should have heard back by now, either with a volunteer assignment or a note that we do not have a role for them this year. Please email us at chezychamps at team254dotcom if you have any questions or have not heard back.