FRC Update: Award submission reminder,Robot Stop Build Day 2/19/13, Travel discount programs for FRC Teams & More!

FRCicon_RGBAward Submission Reminder: Don’t forget that submissions for the Chairman’s Award, Woodie Flower’s Award and Entrepreneurship Award are due by Thursday, 2/21/13 at 12:00 pm (noon) EST in STIMS. Additionally, Dean’s List Award submissions are due in TIMS by Thursday, 2/21/13 at 12:00 pm (noon) EST. Teams are encouraged to review how to submit for awards before the deadline, as no late submissions will be accepted after the 12:00 pm deadline on 2/21/13. Read more about all FRC awards here:

Robot Stop Build Day– Tuesday, 2/19/13: On this day, your team MUST stop work on your robot and seal it in the bag provided in your Kit of Parts (KoP), with the tag from your KoP. You may work on your robot until midnight local time, but the seal must be on the bag when the clock strikes midnight! You will also need to complete the Robot Lock-Up form: Please note: Robot Lock-Up forms will be inspected upon arrival at your event. Details on the process are available in section 5 of the Administrative Manual- Robot Transportation:

FRC Blog: Please review the FRC Blog: for information on a mandatory Team Update.

Airline and Car Rental Discount Programs for FRC Teams: For information about these travel discounts, please visit:

FIRST® Virtual Technical Advisor: Are you looking for help with your robot? Do you have technical experience and want to help a team? We have the solution! FIRST Virtual Technical Advisor (VTA) is here to help! Sign up to find/give support from anywhere in the world!

Message from Autodesk: Check out Phil’s third webinar, where he completes the drive base kit by adding the Toughbox Mini assembly. Phil also reviews how to share your robot design using Autodesk Design Review and Autodesk Inventor Publisher. You can view these and other entries throughout the season on Phil’s Autodesk Inventor FRC blog.

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