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Title: NERC Franklin Institute 2015 Event
Post by: Alan Young on June 15, 2015, 08:19:19 pm
The 9th annual Franklin Institute event in Philadelphia, PA will be held on October 24, 2015.

Weightclasses will include 1lb, 3lb, 12lb, 30lb, 30lb Sportsmans, and 15lb educational / IQ. Please remember that lithium polymer (lipo) batteries are NOT allowed in 12lb, 15lb or 30lb bots at this event.

Please arrive by 7:00AM. Event will conclude by 6PM.

Register here: http://buildersdb.com/eventdetail.asp?eventid=410


The best place to unload for the event is on 20th St between Winter and Race.
Then park in the parking garage around the corner.
We're on the 1st floor (lowest floor). The garage elevator lets you off on the 2nd floor.

Or you can park directly in the garage and transport your stuff to the event area. But a cart or dolly is recommended since you need to navigate through 2 elevators.
Title: Re: NERC Franklin Institute 2015 Event
Post by: roybrox on June 15, 2015, 09:56:02 pm
Pardon my newness to this, but are A123s and other LiFes considered LiPos for Franklin?
Title: Re: NERC Franklin Institute 2015 Event
Post by: Alan Young on June 15, 2015, 11:03:49 pm
A123s and LiFe are allowed since they are much less likely to go up in flames. This venue isn't super tolerant of fires and smoke.
Title: Re: NERC Franklin Institute 2015 Event
Post by: Badnik96 on June 15, 2015, 11:43:09 pm
As long as I can get a ride there, I'll be bringing 2 ants and a beetle. I wanted to try to do a sportsman but I don't know enough about assembling battery packs to try it. Will definitely have one for Moto.
Title: Re: NERC Franklin Institute 2015 Event
Post by: Infernaltank on June 16, 2015, 12:24:18 am
Time to defend that title.
Title: Re: NERC Franklin Institute 2015 Event
Post by: adrian on July 26, 2015, 06:07:52 pm
Will Franklin Institute follow the SPARC or NERC ruleset? Does anybody know about Motorama?
Title: Re: NERC Franklin Institute 2015 Event
Post by: MarkHarrison on July 26, 2015, 07:14:26 pm
Are there any major differences aside from the ridiculously generous NERC walker/shuffler bonus?
Title: Re: NERC Franklin Institute 2015 Event
Post by: adrian on July 26, 2015, 10:52:34 pm
I'm thinking about making a non-wheeled propellor-driven robot, which SPARC gives a weight bonus but NERC does not.
Title: Re: NERC Franklin Institute 2015 Event
Post by: Green machines on September 08, 2015, 04:31:00 pm
Lots of great bots for the Franklin event. Still room for more.
Title: Re: NERC Franklin Institute 2015 Event
Post by: Green machines on October 01, 2015, 02:23:43 pm
Theres still time to registered for FI. But the registration closes on the 9th. Btw, 50 bots!
Title: Re: NERC Franklin Institute 2015 Event
Post by: BranYoung on October 07, 2015, 09:45:10 am
Registration in the mail!
Title: Re: NERC Franklin Institute 2015 Event
Post by: Koolaid64 on October 08, 2015, 10:59:05 pm
crap, I forgot about my paperwork. well I think I go to hang out then, I'm a bit back logged on stuff so It might be for the better.
-Kyle
Title: Re: NERC Franklin Institute 2015 Event
Post by: BranYoung on October 16, 2015, 09:40:09 am
Is it possible to e-mail or fax the paperwork. I think I sent an e-mail with them as a PDF but the DB says its still missing.
Title: Re: NERC Franklin Institute 2015 Event
Post by: zacodonnell on October 16, 2015, 10:17:42 pm
Is it possible to e-mail or fax the paperwork. I think I sent an e-mail with them as a PDF but the DB says its still missing.

That sucks!
bring your fancy camera and I'll try to remember to pack a lamp. Maybe we can finally get that high speed video with a working bot. 

-Zac