FIRST LEGO League International Open Championship

21 - 25 June 2017 | Bath, UK

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Frequently asked questions

Event registration

Where can I find more information about registering for the event?
What is the Team Registration Code?
What food is included with my event registration?
I have a special request regarding accessibility – how do I inform you?

Accommodation

What accommodation is available for the event?
What alternative accommodation options are available?

Event information

Have you got any information about the Robot tables?
What equipment is available to teams in the Pit Area?

Travel and tourist information

How can I get from the University to Bath City Centre?
How can I find out about Bath tourism and attractions I can visit during my stay?
I want to extend my trip to Bath around the competition – what dates are the best to include in my travel arrangements?

Event registration

Where can I find more information about registering for the event?

There is a ‘How to Register’ document on the registration page that provides all the information needed. It details what is included in each type of registration. Please read it thoroughly, then click one of the registration buttons and complete the form.

What is the Team Registration Code?

All invitations to the International Open Championship are organised through the FIRST® LEGO® League country partners. Your country partner will provide a team registration code. You will need it before you register.

What food is included with my event registration?

Volunteers and Judges will be provided with food and drink during the sessions that they are working.

Teams and their coach/mentors, and visitors who have opted for the food package, will be provided with food on the following days.

  • Wednesday lunchtime and evening meals.
  • Thursday lunchtime and evening meals.
  • Friday lunchtime and evening meals.
  • Saturday lunchtime

Everyone staying in University of Bath accommodation will also receive breakfast which is included in their room price.

At each mealtime, there will be a choice of menus. Please specify any special dietary requirements either on the registration page or the accommodation page. If you forgot to mention dietary requirements when you registered or booked your accommodation, please email us at fllioc@theiet.org

I have a special request regarding accessibility – how do I inform you?

Please specify any accessibility requirements either on the registration page or the accommodation page. If you forgot to mention your accessibility requirements when you registered or booked your accommodation, please email us at fllioc@theiet.org

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Accommodation

What accommodation is available for the event?

It is recommended that you stay on campus in University of Bath accommodation.

The University of Bath accommodation is in student rooms. There is one single bed in each room and most rooms have ensuite bathrooms. However, there is the possibility that you may have to share a bathroom with other members of your group. The rooms are arranged in apartments with lockable front doors. There is a communal area and a small kitchen in most apartments, which can be used for team meetings or for relaxing. Teams will be given their own apartments. We will try to accommodate visitors in the same or an adjacent apartment to the team. Accommodation is sold on a first come, first served basis.

What alternative accommodation options are available?

Campsites:

Pitchup.com

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ukcampsite.co.uk

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Youth Hostel:

Booking.com - YHA Bath

Alternative accommodation options:

VisitBath.co.uk

The official tourism website for Bath and beyond

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Event information

Have you got any information about the Robot tables?

Practice tables are exactly the same as the competition tables.

The height of the table walls is approximately 70mm and the width of the walls is approximately 50mm.

Light Sensor Calibration: You will have time to calibrate your light / colour sensors.

There will be a small moveable attachments table close to the competition table, (700mm - height, 800mm - width, 600mm - depth).

You can use your own attachments table if you wish.

You will be allocated two times to run your robot on the practice table. Additional practice time can be booked during the competition.

What equipment is available to teams in the Pit Area?

The size of the pit area is to be at least 3m x 3m. The pit area will have one table 160cm x 80cm.

Each pit area will have four chairs, one table 160cm x 80cm and two electricity points.

Where can I find competition rule updates?

The latest updates to the project and robot competition can be found on the FIRST® LEGO® League website.

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Travel and tourist information

How can I get from the University to Bath City Centre?

A bus runs approximately every 10 mins between the University of Bath and Bath City Centre. The journey time is approximately 15 mins.

How can I find out about Bath tourism and attractions I can visit during my stay?

The competition schedule provides some time to permit teams to visit one or more of the City of Bath’s attractions. More information can be found on the Visit Bath website.

I want to extend my trip to Bath around the competition – what dates are the best to include in my travel arrangements?

Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Sunday 25th June are non-competition days.

The official competition activities do not happen on these days; we invite you to extend your trip to enjoy the tourist attractions in Bath and the surrounding area and make the most of your stay in the UK.

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