General FAQ

Q: Will lunch be provided?

A: Lunch will not be provided. Participants may have their lunch at the canteen in SUTD or eateries around the school. Alternatively, participants may order their lunch from International Catering Private Limited through us (more details can be found in the team confirmation email that you will receive upon successful registration).

 

Q: Where do we find instructions to build the MazeBot(Primary) playfield? Or can we buy it from somewhere?

A: The playfield will be custom made for our competition. Hence if you would like to build a similar playfield, you could follow the dimensions as specified in the challenge manual. The materials used will be similar to that of NJRC’s.

 

Q: May I know more on the age limit for the eligibility to participate in the competition? As most of the club members are only turning 17 years old this year, I would like to know if they can join this competition.

A: Regarding your inquiry, all Junior College participants will only be eligible for the event: MazeBot (Tertiary) – 17 – 20 age limit. As for the age limit, all members who will be turning 17 years old in 2017 (in the period from 1st Jan to 31st December) will be eligible.

 

Q: May I also know what is the registration fees for each team for the MazeBot(Tertiary) event and whether it depends on the size of a team?

A: This year Singapore Tech Challenge is expanding its outreach to include students from the tertiary levels, to engage the students and helping them develop their interest in robotics. Hence, registration for tertiary institutions (Junior Colleges, Poly, ITE) will be free. Referring to the invitation email, each team can consist of a minimum of 2, maximum of 3 members. There is no limit on the number of teams. Hence, we would like to call out to you to invite as many of your peers and schoolmates who are interested in this event to come down. 🙂

 

MazeBot (Primary)

Q: Is there a box or something equivalent for us to deposit the pingpong balls in in the clear zone?

A: No, there will not be a box. And it should be noted that the pingpong balls will have to remain in the clear zone till the end of the mission to score the points.

 

Q: Can we leave parts behind? For example, a holder or box to store the pingpong balls.

A: You may leave parts behind on the playfield. However, the referees must be able to see the balls.

 

MazeBot (Tertiary)

Q: Is there a box or something equivalent for us to deposit the pingpong balls in in the clear zone?

A: No, there will not be a box. And it should be noted that the pingpong balls will have to remain in the clear zone till the end of the mission to score the points.

 

Q: Can we leave parts behind? For example, a holder or box to store the pingpong balls.

A: You may leave parts behind on the playfield. However, the referees must be able to see the balls.

 

MechaMania

NIL

 

RoboGladiators

Q: Is there a limit to the number of motors allowed?

A: Teams can use a maximum of 4 motors (RCX, NXT or EV3).

 

Q: How many RCX/NXT/EV3 bricks can we use?

A: Teams are allowed to use only 1 RCX, NXT or RV3 brick.