2024 ADC Northeast Regional Championship

Join us for the Aerial Drone Competition Northeast Regional Championship, held Friday-Saturday, May 17-18, 2024 at the Fairmont State University Falcon Center!

This event will recognize qualifying ADC teams from Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Please check this page and/or RobotEvents (linked above) frequently for updated information.

Schedule

This schedule is tentative and any changes will be communicated to registered teams via email.

Friday, May 10:
11:59 PM: Deadline to submit Competition Logbooks for review via RobotEvents

Friday, May 17:
8:00 AM: Doors open, inspection begins

9:00 AM: Pilots' Meeting

9:30 AM: Opening Ceremony

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Qualification matches; Skills fields open

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch break

1:00 - 6:00 PM: Qualification matches; Skills fields open
6:30 PM: Venue closes

Saturday, May 18:
8:00 AM: Doors open

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Qualification matches; Skills fields open

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch break

1:00 - 4:00 PM: Qualification matches; Skills fields open

4:00 PM: Alliance Selection

4:30 - 6:00 PM: Elimination matches

6:00 PM: Closing Ceremony and Awards

Venue & Parking

The event will be held in the Fairmont State University Falcon Center. Please see this document for an annotated campus map.

 

Teamwork and skills matches will be played in Falcon Center Gym 1. Team pit areas and practice fields will be located in Falcon Center Gym 2 and the adjacent Colebank Hall Gym.

 

Free parking is available in the campus parking garage. From the garage, take the elevator to the top floor and walk across the pedestrian bridge to the Falcon Center. The street address of the parking garage is: 1112 Bryant St, Fairmont WV 26554.

 

For an accessible entrance or large vehicle unloading, continue up Bryant St. to the point marked “Falcon Center Accessible Entrance and Load-In” on the attached map. From there, enter the Falcon Center on the second floor and take the elevator or stairs down to the gyms. Several accessible parking spaces are located near this entrance.

 

School buses and other large vehicles can park in the gravel lot located across Locust Avenue/US 19 from campus.

Judging Information

Digital Logbook Submissions

Competition logbooks will be submitted and reviewed digitally. Digital logbooks must be submitted via the “Registered Teams” section of your RobotEvents account. The deadline to submit logbooks for review is Friday, May 10, by 11:59 PM Eastern. Physical logbooks, or digital logbooks submitted by other means (e.g. email), will not be accepted.

 

If your team has a physical logbook, you’ll need to scan the logbook to a PDF and upload to a site such as Google Drive or Dropbox, with sharing permissions set to “anyone with the link”. You will then submit a link to the PDF through RobotEvents. If your team has a digital logbook, you can choose to share a direct link to the logbook (e.g. as a Google Slides presentation, or anything else viewable in a web browser), or you could export a PDF and submit that.

 

The RobotEvents submission system will verify that the link you submit does not require a login or any other authentication. Submitted logbooks will only be shared with event staff and volunteer judges.

 

For detailed submission instructions, please see this page: How to Submit a Digital Engineering Notebook. If you have any questions or need help submitting your logbook, please get in touch with us via email.


In-Person Team Interviews

Team interviews will be conducted in-person during the event.

Volunteer

We are in need of volunteers for the event! We have roles available for all ages and levels of experience, and all volunteers will be provided with meals and a free T-shirt. Use this link to sign up:

Event Participant T-Shirt

Info about event participant T-shirt orders will be available soon!

Hotel Discounts & On-Campus Lodging

We've partnered with the Fairfield Inn & Suites Fairmont to offer a discounted rate of $89/night. Use this link for more information and to reserve a room:

Information about additional hotel group rates and lodging available in on-campus dorms will be added soon!


Pit Area Info

Each team will be provided with a 10’x10’ pit area, consisting of a table and 3 chairs under a folding canopy. Canopies are 10’x10’ at the floor and 8’x8’ at the top. Each pit area will also be provided with power. Please feel free to bring flags, banners, decorations, etc. for your pit area!


Each team’s pit area will also include a sign with their team number, name, and location, which you are welcome to take home with you at the end of the event. Information for these signs will be pulled from your team’s profile in RobotEvents and will be produced weeks in advance – be advised that if you change your team name right before the event, that change may not be reflected in your team's pit sign.


Team pits will be split across two different gymnasiums. Teams from the same organization (same team number) will receive pit areas near or directly adjacent to each other in the same gym. Each gym will have pit displays to keep up with the tournament.

Meals

The cafeteria in the Falcon Center will be open for lunch on Friday and Saturday. Lunch in the cafeteria is buffet-style for $8 per person. Lunch tickets will be available for purchase in the mornings to speed up the line.


Additionally, the Starbucks and Chick-fil-A locations in the Falcon Center will be open throughout the day.

Webcast

All events will be broadcast live on our Twitch channel at https://www.twitch.tv/wvrobot.