Hardware Competition Rules
Latest Edition: 5 September, 2023
- HW Competition – General: https://discord.com/channels/930637250130223114/930638228359381085
- HW Competition – Rules: https://discord.com/channels/930637250130223114/960658347118440538
- TBD: Team registration closes
- Thursday March 21st 12 pm – 6 PM: Hardware room is open and students can claim their work station and start signing up for time slots on the practice board. Teams do not have to be at SoutheastCon by this time in order to compete in hardware. This is just the time where things open up and students have the option to start claiming their station and practicing.
- Friday March 22nd TBD: Hardware room is opens and teams can claim work stations and sign up for practice slots.
- Friday March 22nd TBD-10 PM: Teams can check in their robot and complete safety check. All teams must complete check in of their robot in order to compete in the hardware competition. Keep in mind that the hardware room is closed during the opening reception and so students will not be able to check in their robot during that time.
- Friday March 22nd 4 PM – 7 PM: Hardware room is closed so that everyone can attend the SoutheastCon opening reception.
- Friday March 23rd 8 PM – 9 PM: Hardware Captains meeting. Any team competing in the hardware competition must have their captain attend this meeting.
- Saturday March 23rd 8 AM – 3 PM: Hardware competition begins with the Qualifying and Semi-Final rounds.
- Saturday March 23rd Closing Banquet: Hardware competition finals round occur.
Teams must arrive at SoutheastCon with enough time for their captain to attend the hardware captains meeting and their robot to complete safety checks.
How can you start preparing for IEEE SoutheastCon 2024 at this time?
- Start fundraising.
- Find if there are grants at your university to apply for and get that out of the way.
- Ask your department if they are willing to help you with.
- Are there ways in your college or in your department to “volunteer” and getting the promise for sponsorship out of it (Help setting up the career fair or similar things).
- Look for companies in your community which might be able to help you with arts/tools/machine time/financially. start talking to them.
- Finally, reach out to your section and build a relationship. If you do your reporting to IEEE the section gets money for you. Make sure to ask how you can apply for this money to help you travel/participate in IEEE SoutheastCon 2024.