N.E.R.D. Off Season Event October 22nd, 2022

Team 4909, Billerica Bionics is proud to announce that we will be hosting the inaugural New England Robotics Derby (N.E.R.D.) off season competition

On:
October 22th, 2022

At:
Billerica Memorial High School
35 River Street
Billerica MA, 01821

Cost:
Registration fee: $250

Registration will open on July 20th at noon Eastern N.E.R.D. - Team Registration

Volunteer Registration
N.E.R.D. - Volunteer Registration

If there are open slots with a month left (August 24th), we will open up the remaining slots for 2nd robots at $150

Our team is ordering a number of merch and apparel items, we would like to extend our volume discounts to you. If you order before July27 for 20% off using code RRPREORDER
N.E.R.D. Merch Shop
All items will be available for pickup at the event on October 22nd.

For questions, please contact bbourque -at- billericak12.com

Hope to see you there!

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Just added N.E.R.D. Seat Pads to the Merch Store!

Team registration is now open:

We still need volunteers:

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Just added “Got milk?” and “Not Milk” shirts to the event merch store

tee-gotmik

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Team List:
2713 iRaiders
6328 Mechanical Advantage
5962 perSEVERE
3467 Windham Windup
4041 Iron Tigers
7407 Wired Boars
2370 IBOTS
1474 Titans
1153 Timberwolves

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Here is the updated team list, we’ll be opening registration for second robots soon, so get your spot before they are gone:

88 TJ Squared
172 Northern Force
319 Big Bad Bob
1153 Timberwolves
1474 Titans
1757 Wolverines
2370 IBOTS
2423 KwarQs
2713 iRaiders
2877 LigerBots
3467 Windham Windup
4041 Iron Tigers
4909 Bionics
5494 Bizarbots Robotics
5687 The Outliers
5962 perSEVERE
6328 Mechanical Advantage
7407 Wired Boars
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Updated team list:

Team Number Team Name
88 TJ Squared
172 Northern Force
319 Big Bad Bob
1153 Timberwolves
1474 Titans
1757 Wolverines
2370 IBOTS
2423 KwarQs
2648 Infinite Loop
2713 iRaiders
2877 LigerBots
3467 Windham Windup
4041 Iron Tigers
4909 Bionics
5459 Ipswich TIGERS
5494 Bizarbots Robotics
5687 The Outliers
5962 perSEVERE
6328 Mechanical Advantage
7407 Wired Boars
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We’ll be opening registration for second robots this Thursday September 22nd at noon. At that time we will seek to fill remaining slots with any teams who wish to bring a second robot for a reduced cost of $150.

Updated team list:

Team Number Team Name
88 TJ Squared
172 Northern Force
319 Big Bad Bob
1153 Timberwolves
1474 Titans
1757 Wolverines
2370 IBOTS
2423 KwarQs
2648 Infinite Loop
2713 iRaiders
2877 LigerBots
3467 Windham Windup
4041 Iron Tigers
4909 Bionics
5459 Ipswich TIGERS
5494 Bizarbots Robotics
5687 The Outliers
5962 perSEVERE
6328 Mechanical Advantage
7407 Wired Boars
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Registration for second robots is still open, come one come all!

only $150 for second robots.

We’ve posted the welcome packet:

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Will the event be using the traditional best of 3 playoff format, double elimination, or something else?

We are hoping to do double elimination if FMS support is available. Otherwise we will fall back to a traditional playoff format.

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Can’t wait for tomorrow!

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Big thank you to Team 4909 and all the volunteers that made this happen. While the FMS issues (not the fault of the event) were a bummer, the dedication to a great team experience showed and we are very much looking forward to next year. Congrats to 3467, 4909, 1768, and 5962 on the win and big thanks to 7407 and 2713 for being an awesome #open_alliance. To other teams in New England, this event has a ton of potential to be one of if not the best event in New England, I highly recommend trying to squeeze it in next year.

-Connor

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Does anyone have a mapping of 999X teams to B teams? I know 9999 is 2713b but I don’t remember who is who otherwise.

Working on getting things to TBA, but given the FMS issues, it’ll take a bit.

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9997 was Timberwolves 2, Operation Timber
9993 was Windham windup 2, Windham Wackum
Not sure who 9995 was, but that was also a 999x team.

9993 was Windham Winddown (3467b)
9995 was 6328b
9996 was 5687b
9997 was 1153b
9998 was 4041b
9999 was 2713b

3467 had a great time at the event, thanks for 4909, 1768, and 5962 for joining us on a crazy elims run, we couldn’t have done it without each of you playing so well when it counted.

The venue was pretty fantastic - having a practice field at an Offseason is great, the screens in both the upstairs and downstairs pits showing the field were useful, and everyone at the event was doing their best to make sure teams had a good time, despite the FMS issues. Thanks to the team on 4909 and the volunteers for putting this event on!

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Have to echo the thanks to 4909 and the volunteers for putting on the inaugural N.E.R.D. Despite the field connection issues, there was a lot of effort 4909 and the volunteer crew did to go above and beyond when putting on an event. This event by far felt the closest to an official district qualifying event that we have seen in the offseason. N.E.R.D. 2023 has a lot of promise and we look forward to when more details are announced next season.

Thanks to 4909, 1768, & 5962 for the great run through eliminations, 1757, 2370, 172, & 2423 for an exciting end to the playoff rounds, and to 1153 & 6328 for the community pit.

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Huge shout out to all the awesome competitors and volunteers form making NERD great!
Stay tuned, we’ll be back in 2023 for a game of Charged Up!

Here is the recap video:

The Quals matches will be on TBA soon, here is the playlist:

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