Wissahickon High School Robot Ramp Riot

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November 12, 2011
Wissahickon High School

Welcome to the 12th Year of Ramp Riot!
We want to thank everyone for taking part in this celebration of FIRST!  What has kept Ramp Riot such a successful event has always been the quality of the participating teams. We are grateful for your attendance. Ramp Riot was born in the fall of 2000 with 8 teams in an almost empty gym. The original idea was to hold a scrimmage and train a few rookies. But the teams had such a great time that we decided to play every year.

Now in our 12th year, the goal has not changed. The principal mission of Ramp Riot is to train and inspire everyone’s rookies. We are dedicated to delivering a high-energy event that is a simulation of the regular season. Even though we have grown to 36 FRC teams and 30 FTC teams, we have never forgotten that our rookies still need the spark of inspiration that will keep them in FIRST.

Don’t ever forget that this spark of inspiration starts with YOU!!  Keep this in your thoughts as you compete at Ramp Riot. Be strong in competition, enthusiastic in the stands and supportive in the pits. Let’s all get excited for the benefit of our new rookie members!

Thank you again for competing and Welcome to Our Garden!! Have a great day at Ramp Riot 2011!!
Table of Contents
1. Welcome
2. Team List
3. Special Events!
4. The Fun Stuff!
5. Event Information
6. Competition Information
7. Regular Event Schedule
8. Practice Schedule
9. Safety Information
10.Travel and Logistics
11. Sponsors & Partners
12. Pit Map for FRC Teams
13. Playoff Alliance Tracker
14. GP Award Ballot
15. Spirit of Ramp Riot Ballot
16. Ramp Riot Promo Sheet
17. Girls in Gear Promo Sheet
18. Lunch Pre-Order Form
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Team List: 36 Awesome Teams!!
75 RoboRaiders, Hillsborough HS
103 Cybersonics, Palisades HS
222 Tigertrons, Tunkhannock AHS
271 Mechanical Marauders, Bay Shore HS
272 Cyber Crusaders, Lansdale Catholic HS
293 SPIKE, Hopewell Valley HS
303 Panther Robotics, Bridgewater-Raritan HS
316 Lunatecs, Salem County College
341 Miss Daisy, Wissahickon HS
365 MOE Robotics, Engineering Club
369 High Voltage, Grady Technical HS
433 Firebirds, Mount Saint Joseph’s Academy
484 Robo-Force, Haverford HS
694 StuyPulse , Stuyvesant HS
708 Hard-Wired Fusion Hatboro-Horsham
709 Femme Tech Fatale, Agnes Irwin School
834 Spartechs, Southern Lehigh HS
1143 Cruzin Comets, Abingdon Heights HS
1168 Malvern Robotics, Malvern Prep
1218 Vulcan Robotics, Chestnut Hill Academy
1219 Vulcan Robotics “B” Team, CHA
1279 Cold Fusion, Immaculata High School
1391 Metal Moose, Westtown Friends
1403 Cougar Robotics, Montgomery HS
1640 Sab-BOT-age, Downingtown HS
1712, Dawgma, Lower Merion HS
1923 Midnight Inventors
2016 Mighty Monkey Wrenches
2199 Robo-Lions, Liberty HS
2229 Roboshop, Plymouth-Whitemarsh
2528 RoboDoves Western HS
2607 RoboVikings, Archbishop Wood HS
2729 Storm Robotics Team
2791 Shaker Robotics, Shaker HS
3123 Wild Cogs, Owen J Roberts HS
3167 Environmental Tectonics Crusaders,
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Special Events !!

Webcast of Matches: http://webcast.team341.com/
Mike Wade Memorial Award: (1:45 PM) FRC Arena
Mike Wade was a NASA Goddard Space Flight Center employee that made a life’s work out of helping children. He also provided the invaluable support, which fostered the growth of Ramp Riot. Mike passed away in the Spring of 2007, leaving a legacy of caring that we all must strive to continue. We honor him at Ramp Riot each year as a patron of our event, a pillar of FIRST and a mentor to many children in need. Each year we ask teams to donate canned goods to the Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard. The team that brings the most cans will win the Mike Wade Memorial Award. Mike gave us all so much over the years. We ask that all teams participate in this contest to honor his contributions to young people everywhere. More details are on the next page.
2011 FTC Super Scrimmage Event: (All Day) Lower Cafeteria
We are pleased to announce that Ramp Riot will host an FTC scrimmage in the Lower Cafeteria just a short hallway walk from the FRC arena. This competition will host teams playing the 2011 FTC game challenge. Thank you to the NJ and PA FTC groups for putting this amazing event together. To register for the event or to learn more please contact Vince Frascella at vincent.frascella@baesystems.com
Girls in Gear: (9:00 AM Check-in, Program 9:30 – 11:30 AM) Meet at the Information Table
This program designed just for the Girl Scouts of America will give local scouts a chance to learn
about high tech careers and FIRST Robotics. Participating girls will receive a specially designed
event patch. Pre-Registration is required for this activity. See attached flier for details.
Kinect and cRio II System Demonstrations: (Location TBD)
As part of our mission as a FIRST Beta test team, Team 341 will present a demonstration and
convey our preliminary findings from Beta testing both the Kinect and cRio II control systems.
Team in a Box Interviews: (All Day) Event Areas
The team is preparing another update to Team in a Box for 2012. We will be seeking students,
coaches and volunteers to be interviewed for the disk. If you are interested in participating, please
let us know.
FUN Stuff !!
Welcome Gifts: On each Pit table you will find a gift bag for your team, courtesy of Team 341.
Thank you for participating at Ramp Riot this year.
Opening Video Help: Each year we produce an opening video to honor our participating teams.
Please e-mail photos and/or video to: rampriot@team341.com
We want to include everyone in the opening video.
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More FUN Stuff!!
The Phillie Phanatic: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM in the FRC Arena. He’s Big…He’s green… and He’s
Back at Ramp Riot.
Canned Food Drive: Each year the team with the most canned goods delivered will win the Mike
Wade Memorial Award. These cans are then donated to the Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard to
prepare Thanksgiving Dinners for needy families. Please contribute to this worthwhile cause.
Radio Station Prizes: 94 FM SportsRadio, 94WIP has donated a great list of prizes to be given
away at the event. Listen for ways to win these prizes. The 94WIP road crew will be on site from 11
AM – 2 PM.
Team in a Box Distribution:
A limited number of Team in a Box disks will be available at the information table in the FRC
lobby. Orders for additional copies can be made through our team website at www.team341.com
Thank you to AndyMark for their continuing support of Team in a Box.
FTC Driving Zone: (10 AM – 3 PM) FRC Lobby
Visiting kids can drive a robot for free in the Robot Driving Zone. A small playing field will be located
in the lobby for kids to try their hand at driving a Tetrix machine. This area is free and sponsored
courtesy of the NJ FTC Committee.
i-Pod Touch Raffle Tickets: We will be selling tickets to win an Apple i-Pod Touch. Tickets will
be sold in the lobby for $1 each or (8) for $5. The drawing will be held at the closing ceremony.
Tool Case Raffle Tickets: Win a tool case filled with quality hand tools. Tickets will be sold in
the lobby for $1 each or (8) for $5. The drawing will be held at the closing ceremony.
Event T-Shirts: Ramp Riot event T-Shirts will be for sale in the FRC lobby and the FTC area this
year. A limited number of shirts are available so don’t miss out on this special souvenir of your time
at Ramp Riot. The price is $12 per shirt.
Face Painting: Face painting will be available in the FRC lobby. Pay as you wish donations will
be accepted. ($2 suggested)
Hexbugs for Sale: Once again there will be Hexbug Robots for sale in both the FRC and FTC
concession areas. These items will be sold for the suggested retail price of $10. These are great
gifts for the kids and are perfect stocking stuffers or Pollyanna gifts.
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EVENT INFORMATION
Questions and Help: There will be a general information table in the lobby for your convenience. If you
need further help please see anyone in a blue and gold Ramp Riot Crew shirt or a blue and gold Team 341
Shirt. They will be able to direct you to someone that can assist you. If you need to locate someone in
charge of the event you can approach the food concession manager, event announcer, or information table
for assistance.
Arrival: It is critical that all teams show up on time and notify the check-in table immediately upon arrival.
This will allow us to make the match schedule quickly. Please call 215-740-2739 if you are going to be late.
The match schedule will be made final at 8:30 AM.
Load In: Please bring all team equipment down the loading ramp outside. This area will be marked as
“Robot Load-In”. For the safety of the teams and patrons please do not bring equipment or robots through
the FRC lobby or down the gym steps.
Pit Area: Space is limited in the pit area. Please stay within the boundaries of your pit and be kind to your
neighbors. If you have large banners, displays, or posters, we can find a space somewhere else in the arena
for these items. The Pit Areas should stay clear of obstructions to traffic and sight lines to the field. If you are
having an issue with your pit, please see an event manager or crewmember for immediate assistance.
Robot Repairs: If you need help with your machine or a spare part please go to the Team 341 pit area, an
event crewmember, or approach the announcer for assistance. We will also have a mobile pit crew that will
circulate. If you are traveling without your adult repair team, please let us know in the morning. Please do
not grind metal, solder or use open flames in the pit area. A machine shop is available in the building for
more complicated repairs.
Gracious Professionalism: Fun is the rule of the day. Please act in accordance with the expectations of
Gracious Professionalism. Ungracious behavior directed at referees or event volunteers will not be tolerated
and will be grounds for disqualification from the event. Be kind to your referees, fellow teams, and help
them as needed.
Safety: All team members and their guests are expected to behave in a safe manner and obey all safety
rules (see Safety page). Individuals not acting safely will be asked to leave the event premises.
Inspection: No inspections will take place. However it is expected that all robots will follow the FIRST
guidelines for construction and fairness. The event manager reserves the right to enforce FIRST machine
guidelines at all times.
Food: Food is available in the FRC Lobby and the Lower Cafeteria (FTC Arena) areas.
Food for lunch can be pre-ordered by teams. A pre-order food list is available in this packet and will also be
available at the time of check in. The pre-order deadline is at 9:30 AM on the morning of the event. No food
is allowed in the Circle Gym/FRC Arena at any time.
VIP/Volunteer Room: A room has been set aside to help reenergize our volunteers and to entertain our
special visitors. There will be a light morning and afternoon food service available in this room. Event
volunteers such as referees, field crew, MCs, and sponsors are encouraged to take advantage of this
service.
Arena Seating: Please be seated in the stands during match play. For reasons of safety and courtesy to
fans, please do not stand up at the field rails while robots are operating. Please note that the lower level is
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reserved for teams, volunteers, and special visitors. The upper level is designated for the general public and
guests of our competing teams. This rule helps keep the competition areas clear for teams and robot traffic.
COMPETITION INFORMATION
Practice Rounds: You will find a practice round schedule in this packet. Practice rounds will
begin at 7:20 AM. If teams miss their practice round, we will attempt to fit them in later if possible.
Teams may use empty practice slots on a first come, first served basis. All practice will stop at 8:30
AM regardless of circumstances. We can’t guarantee that every team will get a practice match.
Qualification Rounds: A qualification round schedule will be generated on the morning of the
event. It is critical that all teams show up on time and notify the check-in table immediately upon
arrival. This will allow us to make the match schedule quickly. Please call 215-740-2739 if you are
going to be late. The match schedule will be made final at 8:30 AM. If you arrive after 8:30 AM
without notifying us, you will not be included in the competition schedule.
Event Timing: Ramp Riot is a single day event with 36 teams, so timing is critical. All matches will
start on time. There will be very little flexibility for teams arriving late to the field, match replays or
long discussions of on-field decisions. All referee decisions are final. Match replays are very rare
and at the discretion of the event organizers and referees. We are here for fun! Gracious
Professionalism will be the rule of the day.
Seeding: This will be the same as a FIRST regional.
Alliance Selections: Selections will be conducted immediately after the 5th qualifying round has
been played for all teams. (Please see the schedule) Please send a representative to the field
immediately following match 27 of the qualifying rounds.
Eight alliances will be created, consisting of four robots per alliance. The top eight seeded
teams will choose their first two partners in the same way as a FIRST competition. The top eight
seeds may not choose among the top eight teams. Please come to the field prepared to make
selections!
A fourth robot will be automatically assigned to each alliance as a back-up team. These
assignments will be made in reverse ranking order. For example the number 8 alliance will
automatically be assigned the top seeded unselected team. The alliance does not have to play this
partner, but they will be considered as part of the alliance for awards. The 4 unselected teams will
be standby robots in case an alliance loses a machine. If a 5th partner becomes a champion or
finalist a special order will be made to supply a trophy after the event.
Playoff Rounds – Playoffs will be patterned after the FIRST regional events. Rounds will be the
best two out of three matches.
Awards:
• Champions (Team award – 4 teams)
• Finalists (Team award – 4 teams)
• Mike Wade Memorial Award (Food Drive)
• Number One Seed
• Spirit of Ramp Riot
• Ramp Riot GP Award
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• Judges Award
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Regular Event Schedule
(See Special Events Page for Other Activities)
Time Activity
5:30 AM Team 341 Reports to WHS
7:00 AM Doors / Pits open
7:20- 8:30 AM Practice Rounds
8:40 – 9:00 AM Opening Ceremonies
– Welcome
– Team Intro & Video
– National Anthem
9:00 AM -12:30 PM Qualifying Rounds (5 of 5)
12:30 – 1:00 PM Alliance Selection
1:00 – 1:45 PM Lunch Break
1:45 – 2:15 PM Special Presentations
2:15 – 5:00 PM Elimination Rounds
5:00 PM Awards/Closing Ceremonies
5:30 PM Field Breakdown
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Note: There is no need to change bumpers during practice rounds
Practice Schedule
RED BLUE
7:20-7:25
272 708 1218 341 433 2607
7:30-7:35
484 103 365 834 316 709
7:40-7:45
303 1168 369 75 1391 1712
7:50-7:55
1640 2016 2229 222 293 3167
8:00 – 8:05
694 1143 1279 1923 2199 2528
8:10-8:15
2729 1403 271 2791 3123 1219
8:20 -8:25 Open Session: For teams that missed practice
8:30 Field Reset for Opening Ceremony
Please note:
Practice sessions will end at 8:25 AM regardless of circumstances.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
General Emergency (using building phone system) dial 6-911
FIRST AID
Please go to the Pit Administration table or Team 341 Pit for basic First Aid Supplies.
Please alert the event organizers if more involved care is required.
PIT SAFETY
Safety expectations and rules at Ramp Riot are the same as for all FIRST events.
Please refer to the FIRST manual for those standards. Safety glasses must be worn
in the pits and on the playing field at all times.
GENERAL CONDUCT
All participants and volunteers are expected to behave with Gracious
Professionalism at all times. Any unruly behavior or actions that create safety
concerns may result in warnings or ejection from the site at the discretion of the
organizers. Ungracious or threatening behavior directed at referees or event
volunteers will not be tolerated and will be grounds for disqualification and ejection
from the event.
GENERAL SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS
Please notify an Event Crew member if you have any safety issues or concerns.
Please report any illness or injuries to the Pit Administration table or event
organizers.
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Travel and Logistics
Directions: Can be obtained by going to the Ramp Riot section of www.team341.com or by going directly to
this web address:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=houston+road,+ambler+pa&spn=0.021776,0.031543&hl=en
This Google site gives the user the ability to input their address to the Google map and print out directions.
From Pennsylvania Turnpike
1. Exit at FORT WASHINGTON – Exit #26
2. Get on 309 North
3. Exit from 309 at SUSQUEHANNA ROAD – Turn LEFT at bottom of ramp
4. Continue past traffic light at BUTLER PIKE & SUSQUEHANNA
5. Turn LEFT at stop sign (TENNIS AVENUE) go to BETHLEHEM PIKE
6. Turn RIGHT on BETHLEHEM PIKE, continue north on BETHLEHEM PIKE until Dager Road
7. At Dager Road and BETHLEHEM PIKE (BMW Dealership) make a left onto Dager
8. Follow Dager a very short distance to Houston Road
9. Turn LEFT onto Houston Road
10.The High School will be on your right hand side.
Friday Arrival: Teams may drop off robots and/or load their pit area on Friday night from 6:00 PM until
about 8:00 PM. Please call 215-740-2739 in advance to make arrangements. No robot repair is allowed in
the gym on Friday night.
Hotel Choices for Ramp Riot
Residence Inn Montgomeryville
1110 Bethlehem Pike
North Wales, Pennsylvania 19454 USA
Phone: 1-267-468-0111
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phlmg-residence-inn-philadelphia-montgomeryville/
Holiday Inn Philadelphia North-Fort Washington Hotel & Conference Center
432 West Pennsylvania Avenue • Fort Washington, Pennsylvania 19034
Phone: (215) 643-3000 • Fax: (215) 643-9117
http://www.fwholiday.com/
Best Western Fort Washington Inn
285 Commerce Drive, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, 19034-2406, US
Phone: 215-542-7930 Fax: 215-641-0969
Toll Free Reservations: 800-448-9274
http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=39094
Emergency Robot Materials:
Home Depot
Montgomeryville, 751 Horsham Rd – Unit D, Lansdale, PA 19446, (215)-393-8180
Radio Shack
707 Montgomery Mall, North Wales, PA 19454, (215)-368-1448
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Sponsors & Partners:
Please welcome our sponsors and partners that make this event a special day. The
following organizations will be honored on the field and in our literature.
Sponsors
Dow Chemical
Johnson & Johnson
Janssen BioTech
Cobham Defense Electronics
Lockheed Martin
Comcast Cable
BAE Systems
J.C. Penney
PJM Interconnection
AndyMark Inc.
DeVry University
Techni-Tool Inc.
Partners
FIRST
NJ FTC Committee
Wissahickon School District.
Wissahickon Ed. Opportunities Foundation
Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard
STEM Robotics Club
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Pit Map for FRC Teams
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Playoff Alliance Tracker
Alliances
ALLIANCE
#
TEAM 1 TEAM 2 TEAM 3 TEAM 4
12345678
Match Ladder
Quarter Finals Semi-Finals Finals Semi-Finals Quarter Finals
QF1 SF1 SF2 QF2
# 1 Alliance # 2 Alliance
# 8 Alliance # 7 Alliance
QF4 QF3
# 4 Alliance # 3 Alliance
# 5 Alliance # 6 Alliance
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The Ramp Riot GP Award
(For the Team with the most Gracious Professionalism at Ramp Riot)
Please Do Not Vote for Team 341 !
From Team Number:_______ For Team Number:_______
Reason:___________________________________________
75 RoboRaiders, Hillsborough HS
103 Cybersonics, Palisades HS
222 Tigertrons, Tunkhannock AHS
271 Mechanical Marauders, Bay Shore HS
272 Cyber Crusaders, Lansdale Catholic HS
293 SPIKE, Hopewell Valley HS
303 Panther Robotics, Bridgewater-Raritan HS
316 Lunatecs, Salem County College
365 MOE Robotics, Engineering Club
369 High Voltage, Grady Technical HS
433 Firebirds, Mount Saint Joseph’s Academy
484 Robo-Force, Haverford HS
694 StuyPulse , Stuyvesant HS
708 Hard-Wired Fusion Hatboro-Horsham
709 Femme Tech Fatale, Agnes Irwin School
834 Spartechs, Southern Lehigh HS
1143 Cruzin Comets, Abingdon Heights HS
1168 Malvern Robotics, Malvern Prep
1218 Vulcan Robotics, Chestnut Hill Academy
1219 Vulcan Robotics “B” Team, CHA
1279 Cold Fusion, Immaculata High School
1391 Metal Moose, Westtown Friends
1403 Cougar Robotics, Montgomery HS
1640 Sab-BOT-age, Downingtown HS
1712, Dawgma, Lower Merion HS
1923 Midnight Inventors
2016 Mighty Monkey Wrenches
2199 Robo-Lions, Liberty HS
2229 Roboshop, Plymouth-Whitemarsh
2528 RoboDoves Western HS
2607 RoboVikings, Archbishop Wood HS
2729 Storm Robotics Team
2791 Shaker Robotics, Shaker HS
3123 Wild Cogs, Owen J Roberts HS
3167 Environmental Tectonics Crusaders,
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The SPIRIT of RAMP RIOT AWARD
Vote for the Team with the most Spirit !!!
Please Do Not Vote for Team 341 !
From Team Number:_______ For Team Number:_______
Reason:___________________________________________
75 RoboRaiders, Hillsborough HS
103 Cybersonics, Palisades HS
222 Tigertrons, Tunkhannock AHS
271 Mechanical Marauders, Bay Shore HS
272 Cyber Crusaders, Lansdale Catholic HS
293 SPIKE, Hopewell Valley HS
303 Panther Robotics, Bridgewater-Raritan HS
316 Lunatecs, Salem County College
365 MOE Robotics, Engineering Club
369 High Voltage, Grady Technical HS
433 Firebirds, Mount Saint Joseph’s Academy
484 Robo-Force, Haverford HS
694 StuyPulse , Stuyvesant HS
708 Hard-Wired Fusion Hatboro-Horsham
709 Femme Tech Fatale, Agnes Irwin School
834 Spartechs, Southern Lehigh HS
1143 Cruzin Comets, Abingdon Heights HS
1168 Malvern Robotics, Malvern Prep
1218 Vulcan Robotics, Chestnut Hill Academy
1219 Vulcan Robotics “B” Team, CHA
1279 Cold Fusion, Immaculata High School
1391 Metal Moose, Westtown Friends
1403 Cougar Robotics, Montgomery HS
1640 Sab-BOT-age, Downingtown HS
1712, Dawgma, Lower Merion HS
1923 Midnight Inventors
2016 Mighty Monkey Wrenches
2199 Robo-Lions, Liberty HS
2229 Roboshop, Plymouth-Whitemarsh
2528 RoboDoves Western HS
2607 RoboVikings, Archbishop Wood HS
2729 Storm Robotics Team
2791 Shaker Robotics, Shaker HS
3123 Wild Cogs, Owen J Roberts HS
3167 Environmental Tectonics Crusaders,
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Pre-Order Lunch Form
(Optional)
Team # _____ Pick Up Person _________________________ Desired Time
______
Item Price Quantity Total
Hot Dog $2.00 _________ __________
Italian Hoagie $4.00 _________ __________
Roast Beef Hoagie $4.00 _________ __________
Turkey Hoagie $4.00 _________ __________
Whole Pizza $16.00 _________ __________
Team Total __________
Please drop off the completed form in the morning at the upstairs kitchen window.
Pick ups will also be made at the upstairs kitchen window.
The pre-order deadline is at 9:30 AM
Please Note: A variety of foods will be made available at the upstairs lunch counter
and the FTC concession stand all day long for teams that do not pre-order.
However pre-ordering helps us to better serve your team.
Thank you for your order!
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