Kick-off day: September 21st - NDSU, Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse (10:30AM to 3:30PM)
At the Kick-Off day event the playing field is unveiled, game rules are presented, and kits are distributed. In addition, a series of educational breakout sessions are held. All teams are required to have a representative present at kick-off. It is not necessary to bring your entire team, however, it is recommended to bring as many team members as possible.
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All teams participating in Bison BEST must register using the eventbrite system for online registration. This is a much simpler system than the one used in the past. Click here for the step by step instructions of how to register your team. Please complete this prior to coming to the Kick-Off Day.
- Morning PowerPoint Slides
- Developing a Winning Project Engineering Notebook
- Delivering a Polished Marketing Presentation
- Promoting Positive Sprit & Sportsmanship
- Designing an Effective Team Exhibit & Tips for Interviewing
- Understanding Your VEX Hardware & Robot Building Basics
- Programming your VEX Controller
- Introduction to Simulink
Mall Day: October 26th - West Acres Shopping Center (10:00AM to 4:00PM)
At the Mall Day event, teams are given an opportunity to practice with their robot on the playing field. In addition, robots can go through a pre-compliance check in preparation for game day. Participation in Mall Day is optional, but highly encouraged.
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Game Day: November 1st & 2nd - NDSU Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse
On Friday judging takes place on the team exhibits, marketing presentations, and project engineering notebooks. There will also be time for practice driving and robot compliance check. Friday activities typically run from 8:00AM to 8:00PM.
On Saturday, the robotics matches are held. Saturday activities typically run from 7:00AM to 5:00PM.
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#101 - Wing Public School
#102 - Central Lakes Robotics
#103 - Barnesville High School
#104 - Clearbrook-Gonvick High School
#105 - Turtle Mountain High School
#106 - Goodridge High School
#107 - Climax-Shelly Public School
#108 - Norman County East
#109 - Davies High School
#110 - Kittson Central High School
#111 - Kindred High School
#112 - Pelican Rapids High School
#113 - Red River ALC
#114 - KINETICH Robotics
#115 - Stephen-Argyle Central
#116 - West Fargo High School
Judges and Volunteers
To sign up to be a judge or volunteer, please click here.