SR2012 KickStart almost here

The annual Student Robotics KickStart is coming up this Saturday! It is with this event that SR2013 begins. Teams from around the country will be attending to meet other competitors, discover this year’s game, and learn about the challenges ahead of them.

Information for registered teams:

KickStart will be happening on Saturday the 3rd of November — please aim to arrive at 9:00. We’ll be starting in Building 32 on the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus, please see the campus map (pdf) and this street map, showing the location of the campus. The day will finish at around 15:30, and we will be handing out kit then. This will include 2m aluminium L-sections, so please be sure you can transport them.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 10:00 - Arrival
  • 10:30 - Introductory talk, introduction to the game etc
  • 11:00 - Mini-game and competition
  • 12:50 - Break for lunch
  • 14:00 - Talk: Mechanics
  • 14:30 - Talk: Electronics
  • 15:00 - Short break, with biscuits and tea
  • 15:20 - Talk: Software
  • 15:50 - Talk: Teamwork and organisation
  • 16:20 - Kit collection

We’ll be putting out signs indicating places to park on campus. Unfortunately, we cannot provide food — we recommend either bringing your own lunch or visiting one of the shops around and about the campus.

We very much hope to see you there!

The SR Team