BLOOMINGTON ROBOTICS CLUB

"Continuously Striving to Get Kids Excited About Science and Technology"
Bloomington Robotics Club is instrumental in providing Indiana educators and students the necessary resources to integrate robotics into learning activities and to support robotics teams.

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Bloomington Robotics Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is supported by the generous contributions of individual members, schools, colleges, organizations, foundations, and businesses. 
  • COOK Medical
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • VisualEdge, Inc
This grant provides robotics teams in the state of Indiana the resources for travel, entry fees and other team related costs for participating in local, regional, state or national contests

New for 2016 - 2017!

Bloomington Robotics Club
League Play 2016 - 2017
Championship Series
4 Contest Locations
Play 1 or all 4 contests

Recovery

Get ready for a totally new and different robot contest!



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Any robot kit or building component (VEX, VEX IQ, Lego Mindstorms, Arduino, Raspberry PI, etc) either available on the market or built from raw hardware, may be used, as long as the design and construction of the robot are primarily and substantially the original work of the students.

You can download and print the tiles on 24" X 36" paper and trim to size to make your own practice field. Tiles are in the ZIP file at the bottom of this page.

Tutorials for sensors and programming in Mindstorms or RobotC are also at the bottom of the page.

BRC RECOVERY 2016 - RULES

See bottom of page for tutorials, tiles in .pdf and contest rules

FAQ and Addendum

  1. All dimensions have a +/- 1/8" tolerance
  2. The evacuation ZONE depicted in the visual graphic on the website is green. The evacuation zone tile in the pdf file is grey. Since green is used as a turn flag AND the pdf file shows the zone as grey AND a value in the color chart is given for grey I am acting on the assumption that the evacuation zone is grey. Am I correct? You are correct = Grey
  3. The evacuation POINT in the graphic is shown as a red three dimensional rectangle and a value for red is given in the color chart. There are no instructions I can find for the evacuation zone other than a warning that it might shift. Evacuation Site Platform. The Evacuation Site Platform is 2 3/16" 38” high, 8” long, and 4” in depth. It will be painted with Rust-Oleum, Stops Rust, Gloss Protective Enamel – Sunrise Red (RGB # 190, 1, 39)  
  4. If it is three dimensional do the victim/s have to be placed on it and remain upright? NOT UPRIGHT, BUT CAN’T FALL OFF  
  5. How are victim/s to be placed onto or into the point? USING ULTRASONIC TO DETECT AND A CLAW OR LIFTING ARM TO GRAB AND RAISE IT. THIS CAN ALSO BE RADIO CONTROLLED VIA A CONTROLLER, BUT LESS POINTS. 
  6. Will there be more that a single victim? NO 
  7. If a robot knocks over a victim will that be considered as damaging the playing field? NO 
  8. What is the brand of the silver reflective tape to be used? Different tapes appear to have different reflective capacities. IT WILL BE “DUCK” BRAND HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONER TAPE 
  9. Successful rescue: Robots are awarded points for successfully rescuing victims. A successful victim rescue occurs when the TCU is moved to the evacuation point platform (TCU needs to be completely on top of the evacuation platform, and no part of the robot be in contact with the TCU). Note: the TCU does not need to be standing, only completely on the platform and no part touching the floor tile.
    10 points if completed via remote control.
    50 points per a successful rescue if completed autonomously.

  10. IVY TECH Contest ONLY
    There will be two competition fields and one practice field on the day of the competition.

     Contest fields will have: Doorway. Might contain 1 logic tile (Round Logic only). They will not have: BRIDGE, BEE, X PARTIAL, LOGIC RND-OPN, or LOGIC X tiles.

     Practice field will contain most tiles listed in the rules. This is to help teams prepare for the following contests.

     Reminder: tractor pull does not allow wheel modifications.

  11. VEX line follower sensors may not be able to differentiate between the white background and the green logic squares specified in the rules. The green logic squares will now be made from FROGTAPE® of the same size and location specified on the logic tile drawings.

     

    It has also been noted that the VEX line follower sensors may or may not be able to differentiate between the white background and the silver tape used to mark the location to the pond entrance and the grey background of the pond. During the contest if a team’s robot crosses the silver tape into the grey pond area the team’s captain may pick up the robot and place it at the entrance to the pond and perform the recovery under driver control with no penalty.

  12. Hint: The aluminum tape is not intended to be detected by any light or line follower sensor. The aluminum is to make a complete circuit that will send a signal to stop robot and run the next part of the program. Two ways to accomplish this: physical contacts or induction proximity sensor. See "contact sensor" document below




Saturday, November 5th, 2016
11th Annual Bloomington Robotics Club 
&
Ivy Tech Community College
Robotics Contest

Contest: "Recovery" (A BRC League Play Event) and "Full Pull XL" 

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016
8:00 am Registration and inspection
9:30 am Announcements and inspections
10:00 am Competition Begins
2:00 pm Finals 
3:30 pm Awards 

Where: New Location!Ivy Tech Bloomington  
200 Daniels Way
Bloomington, IN 47404
COOK Pavilion - Shreve Hall (building map)

200 Daniels Way



Team Registration
Each team must fill out a separate registration.

Admission Fee: 12 non-perishable canned food items per school/organization. Counts for BRC League Play points

BRC Championship Series Winner is the team that scores the most points in the 3 BRC League Play competitions (Point system is 10 for 1st, 7 for 2nd, and then 6,5,4… descending to 8th place). Pounds of food donated will be the tie-breaker if needed.
Winner will receive $500

Saturday, 
December 10, 2016
2nd Annual Bloomington Robotics Club Area 30 Career Center
Robotics Contest

Events
"Recovery" (A BRC League Play Event) and  "Full Pull XL" 

When: December 10, 2016
8:00 am Registration and inspection
9:30 am Announcements and inspections
10:00 am Competition Begins
3:00 pm Finals
4:30 pm Awards

Where: Area 30 Career Center
1 North Calbert Way
Greencastle, IN 46135
phone: (765) 653-3515

Area 30 Career Center




Team Registration: OPEN

Admission Fee: 12 non-perishable canned food items per school/organization. Counts for BRC League Play points

BRC Championship Series Winner is the team that scores the most points in the 3 BRC League Play competitions (Point system is 10 for 1st, 7 for 2nd, and then 6,5,4… descending to 8th place). Pounds of food donated will be the tie-breaker if needed. 
Winner will receive $500

Saturday, February 18, 2017
1st Annual Bloomington Robotics Club Clay City High School
Robotics Contest

Events
"Recovery" (A BRC League Play Event) and 
 "Full Pull XL" 

When: February 18, 2017
8:00 am Registration and inspection
9:30 am Announcements and inspections
10:00 am Competition Begins
3:00 pm Finals 
4:30 pm Awards 

Where: Clay City Jr./Sr. High School

Clay City Junior-Senior High School


Team Registration: TBA

Admission Fee: 12 non-perishable canned food items per school/organization. Counts for BRC League Play points

BRC Championship Series Winner is the team that scores the most points in the 3 BRC League Play competitions (Point system is 10 for 1st, 7 for 2nd, and then 6,5,4… descending to 8th place). Pounds of food donated will be the tie-breaker if needed. 
Winner will receive $500


2nd Annual Bloomington Robotics Club Martinsville High School
Robotics Contest

Events:
 
"Recovery" (A BRC League Play Event) and 
 "Full Pull XL" 

When: TBA (April)
8:00 am Registration and inspection
9:30 am Announcements and inspections
10:00 am Competition Begins
3:00 pm Finals 
4:30 pm Awards 

Where

Martinsville High School



Team Registration: TBA

Admission Fee: 12 non-perishable canned food items per school/organization. Counts for BRC League Play points

BRC Championship Series Winner is the team that scores the most points in the 3 BRC League Play competitions (Point system is 10 for 1st, 7 for 2nd, and then 6,5,4… descending to 8th place). Pounds of food donated will be the tie-breaker if needed. 
Winner will receive $500


TILES available for printing




TRIAD 2015




League Play 2015
Championship Series
Final Results

Congratulations to unrELL Robotics - Clay City

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