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Everything you need know about RANGER class missions and scoring is on the main MATE ROV website!
The main MATE ROV website updates its pages regularly, so check back often to get the most up-to-date information.
At times, the RANGER manual says "Ask your Regional Coordinator..." to find out how certain issues will be handled. Here are answers to those questions for the Oregon Regional event:
What are the required components for the Oregon Regional?
Required elements: Product demonstration (mission), Engineering presentation, Marketing display (poster), Company SPEC Sheet, SIDs, OBS 1 page description
NOT Required: Technical report, Corporate responsibility
When are the SIDs, SPEC Sheet and OBS 1-page description due?
These materials should be submitted electronically to the Regional Coordinator at email@example.com no later than April 21st. Bring hard copies of these items with you to the competition to show the judges. Consider bringing an extra copy of your SPEC sheet for the EmCee who will be talking about your team during the pool demonstrations.
Which tasks will be available for teams to attempt in the pool?
Teams will have an opportunity to attempt all three product demonstration tasks: 1) Aircraft, 2) Earthquake, and 3) Energy.
What will be provided on or near the poolside table stations for the teams to use?
The competition will provide a power pack to which your ROV can connect using Anderson Powerpoles, a bicycle pump, and calculation supplies such as a protractor, ruler, scratch paper, pencil, and calculator. We highly recommend that teams bring their own calculation supplies, since on a busy competition day it is easy for the team before you to accidentally walk off with these items.
Will compressed air be provided at the competition?
No. You can bring your own to use only if your team has passed the Fluid Power Quiz. If the air compressor you bring has a tank, it must meet the specifications outlined in the manual (p. 42).
Should RANGER teams bring their own video monitors to the competiton?
Video monitors will not be provided by the competition, so teams should bring their own.
Will there be time for practice at the pool stations?
No, all scheduled pool times will be opportunities for teams to obtain points.
How many attempts will RANGER teams have to complete missions?
Ranger teams will have two attempts in the pool. The higher score will be used in the total score.
How deep is the pool at the RANGER station?
The pool is 12 ft deep at the RANGER stations.
Will SCUBA diver assist be available at the competition?
Yes, but requesting diver support will result in a points penalty.
Must team members wear PFDs at the pool?
No, team members are not required to wear personal flotation devices. However, they must wear closed-toe shoes.
Is wireless internet avaiable at the Lincoln City Community Center?
Yes, but the signal is not strong or reliable.
Will RANGER teams be expected to access a website to obtain tidal data during the competition?
No, the competition will provide a printed copy of tidal data for use during the competition.
Are tables provided for the Marketing Displays?
Yes, the tables will be set up in the gym. Companies will set up their displays on the table space that bears their team name.
Where are Engineering Presentations conducted?
Engineering Presentations will be conducted at scheduled times in front of the company's marketing display in the gym.
Can we change our Team's Name?
The team names are listed here. If for some reason your team requires a one-time name change, please contact the Regional Coordinator no later than April 21st. Your company's name should be consistent on all of your marketing materials and technical documents.
Questions? Refer to the FAQ page