So there will be (i hope) 6 teams from Israel at St. Louis.
As we have to fly half a globe for that, there is a long list of stuff we cant bring with us for the competition, and we need it.
We come to you, teams in attendance and other local St. Louis teams for help with that.
( i should mention that i mentor team 3211, but will contact all other teams from Israel if it comes to that).
Batteries (cant bring them to USA)
Chargers (we use 220V, which are useless, we need 110V)
Tools - Going anywhere from wrenches, measurement tape to drills etc.
Stands for the pit - to have a ‘base’ where we can hang our pit.
Bringing tools and pit bases is very expansive, and we will not be able to bring it.
If you have anyway to help us, feel free to contact me on this thread, via PM or mail me at [email protected]
When my Team, 1662, went to Israel FIRST always supplied batteries and a charger. 2 batteries were always enough. They took us all the way through the finals to a win. They do the same for Israeli teams coming here. Check with 1577 in Raanana. They have made the trip before. Alisha also knows what to expect.
Based on my experience, i will have to at least agree with that. And even 6 is not always enough.
Take in count batteries for practice field if needed, and about 8 matches a day.
We want to be able to have a new battery for every match, at least that’s how we roll in Israel.
We can probably come up with something. We have to talk about it at our Tuesday meeting, but, as we are not attending champs, we should be able to provide you with some tools and other supplies. We are local, and have batteries, tools, chargers, etc. We also have a cart, but it has been modified for our robot.
It may, perhaps, be most useful to ask St. Louis area teams NOT attending the Championship for assistance.
They may be able to devote all of their batteries, all of their tools and spares, their robot cart, and perhaps a mentor with a suitable vehicle and knowledge of the local Home Depots and other stores to the cause of supporting international teams.
In fact, this might be a great initiative to involve local teams that haven’t qualified, by making a few key people “honorary members” of overseas teams and helping them out.
After all, its not just Israeli teams that will face these challenges!
While I can’t guarantee that we will have nearly enough materials for all teams, Team 2194 Fondy Fire from Wisconsin would be happy to help with any small tools you might need through the competition. You can feel free to stop by our pit to ask us. We are a small team, but we tend to have a decent amount of small parts and tools. Not sure how much we are bringing or how many batteries we will have, but we would be happy to give advice or lend some things out when we get there. We are definitely going this year. Just let us know when you see us there. Good luck to all teams, and wishing you a safe trip!