Panther Prowl: You're Invited!


Basics


  • Who: All Registered and Pre-Rookie FRC Teams (and interested spectators!)
  • What: An Off-Season FRC Event following the 2016 Stronghold game
  • When: September 24th, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm (doors open 8:00am - 5:00pm)
  • Where: Clemente Center for Sports and Recreation at the Florida Institute of Technology
  • Registration: Open!
  • Cost:
    • Spectator Admission is Free!
    • Team Registration for First Robot:
      if attending all three off-seasons, $100 each
      if attending two of three off-seasons, $125 each
      if attending one of three off-seasons, $150 each
    • Additional Robot: $50
    • Lunch: $8.50 each (plus tax)
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The Game


In FIRST STRONGHOLDSM,, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.

 

Getting to Florida Tech


From I-95 S
Take exit 180 for US-192 toward W Melbourne/Melbourne. Turn left at the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp. This will be US-192 E/W New Have Ave. After about 6 miles (7th light) turn right at S Babcock St. You will pass a small Florida Tech sign on the right side of the road when you reach the north end of the campus, followed by a larger one at W University Blvd (located at a light). Team busses should turn right on University Blvd, then a left at the first entrance to the Clemente Center parking lot. Vehicles carrying robots and tools should take the first right AFTER W University Blvd and enter the parking garage on your right. Spectators may park in the parking garage - the first floor is visitor parking. Robots and tools should continue through the garage entrance, past the pool and pull up behind the Clemente Center for unloading. Tool crates and robots may enter through these doors to directly access the pits. Once equipment has been dropped off, all team members should proceed to the front of the building until the doors are opened.

From I-95 N
Take exit 180 for US-192 towards W Melbourne/Melbourne. Keep right at the fork just before the light and follow signs for International Airport/Florida Tech. Merge onto US-192 E/W New Haven Ave. After about 6 miles (7th light) turn right at S Babcock St. You will pass a small Florida Tech sign on the right side of the road when you reach the north end of the campus, followed by a larger one at W University Blvd (located at a light). Team busses should turn right on University Blvd, then a left at the first entrance to the Clemente Center parking lot. Vehicles carrying robots and tools should take the first right AFTER W University Blvd and enter the parking garage on your right. Spectators may park in the parking garage. Robots and tools should continue through the garage entrance, past the pool and pull up behind the Clemente Center for unloading. Tool crates and robots may enter through these doors to directly access the pits. Once equipment has been dropped off, all team members should proceed to the front of the building until the doors are opened.

The approximate GPS address of the entrance to the Clemente Center is 75 W University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901.


Schedule of Events


Please note that all times are approximate and subject to change.

  • 7:30am - Limited team access (members are allowed to move tools and robots into the pit to avoid crowd control problems)
  • 8:00am - Pits and stands open; schedule and radio programming instructions released
  • 8:15am - Drivers' Meeting (ALL teams must send at least one representative)
  • 8:30am - Opening Ceremonies
  • 8:45am - Qualification Rounds
  • 12:30pm - Alliance Selection and Lunch
  • 1:45pm - Elimination Rounds
  • 4:30pm - Awards Ceremony
  • 4:30pm - Pit Cleaning/Load-Out
  • 5:00pm - Doors close

Dining Options


Teams are permitted to coordinate their own lunches. However, for those teams that are interested, lunch will be available on campus at the Panther Dining Hall, immediately adjacent to the Clemente Center. Panther Dining Hall offers an all-you-can-eat style dining option with great variety, and options for those with dietary restrictions. We have negotiated a group discount at a total of $8.50 (tentative) per person. Payment can be made as a group at the Panther Dining Hall entrance when the team arrives for lunch. Teams will be asked to provide an estimated attendance on the registration form for preparation purposes, but we understand that this number will fluctuate between the time of registration and the event.