Some things will stay the same, some will be similar, some will be much different.
IRI - 2010
July 16 & 17
Lawrence North High School
Entry Fee - $500 + a Filled Backpack
3 May - Applications Open - www.IndianaRoboticsInvitational.org
3 May - Volunteer Sign Up Opens
9 May - Applications Close - 6 PM
10 May - Team Selections Announced
24 May - Full Payment Due
25 May - Waiting List Opens
Changes from FIRST Breakaway
None at this time (well, at least none to post)
What will be consistent with the 2009 IRI?
72 Teams (Application and selction process same as past years)
Backpacks for 2nd Graders
Mentor of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Cool T-Shirts to Purchase
4 Team Alliances
Changes from 2009 IRI *
More VIP Activities
More New / Forming Team Activities
Scholarships, Volunteer and Mentor Awards during Saturday Morning Opening Ceremony
No Closing Awards Ceremony Except for Winners and Runner-Ups
No Judges or Judged Awards
WHY THE CHANGES?
We want to be able to recognize the mentors and students who receive special awards and scholarships
By announcing these during Saturday morning these individuals can be congratulated during the day Saturday.
Many teams bring a small crew and are not able to have people in the pits for judges - this allows students to mingle and relax.
The awards ceremony gets pretty long, when teams are ready to head home after along weekend.
We will put more focus into VIP activities (lunch, tour guides, etc.) to introduce more new people to FIRST.
After the finals, the winning and runner up alliances will be awarded their trophies, and we will have a very short closing ceremony.
Well, although I’m very sad that I won’t be able to talk with the teams during judging interviews and goodness knows - what an amazing experience that always is - I’m very glad that I’ll be able to hang out with the teams and make some noise!
Perhaps, if you created your own version of the seeding point system and showed how well it worked the GDC would consider it for next years game. If you want to change the seeding system this would be the perfect opportunity to try something new.
I was wondering if the elevated and suspended points will be increased. I think that’s one thing the GDC missed. It was just as easy to score a couple balls and not hang for some teams. Maybe the teams that have weight to spare will build something for IRI. If we don’t get in, I know I’ll be watching the webcast.
I think winning autonomous is already a huge advantage, especially considering how many regionals were won by starving the back zone.
I can’t really think of any changes the game really needs that would make sense. Making suspension a 5 point endeavor would have been cool, but it’s too late for that change to do anything other than reward specializing in the wrong task during the regular season.
Yes, definitely. There will be a way for volunteers to send an email on the same site as registration. Thank you for your willingness to help.
Most teams show up during the morning of the 16th. Some show up on the evening of the 15th, just to put stuff in their pit. Matches will start at 11:00am. We do have a few practice matches between 9-11:00, first come, first serve.
The reason why the TechnoKats have this listed as the 15th, 16th, and 17th is because many of the team members spend all day on the 15th setting up for the event on the 16th and 17th, as they assist with running the event.