G.E.A.R (GETTING EXCITED ABOUT ROBOTICS)

The Getting Excited About Robotics (G.E.A.R)

The competition provides elementary and middle school students with an opportunity to explore science and engineering through a robotics competition that utilizes team-supplied LEGO® Mindstorms™ kits.

G.E.A.R. has been in San Antonio since 2006 and run by iTEC since 2009. Teams spend 6 weeks designing the best robot they can to meet G.E.A.R. themed challenges. For more information on past competitions please visit:

www.gearrobotics.org

GEAR 2017: Flippin' Out

Where: UTSA convocation center

March 25, 2017.

Registration Fee: $50.00 per team

Volunteers:

Please register by February 28 using the following link:

https://itecutsa.wufoo.com/forms/gear-volunteer-signup-form/

Important Dates GEAR 2017

October 1st

GEAR 2017 Registration opens

January 31st

GEAR 2017 Registration closes

February 10th

GEAR 2017 Official Game and General rules emailed to all registered coaches

February 11th

Kick-off and Registration fee due

February 13th

GEAR 2017 FAQ's posted to website. Waitlist teams will be notified of any openings for GEAR 2017 by e-mail.

March 10th

GEAR team paperwork due - no late paperwork will be accepted. All members must have completed forms to participate in the competition. Team Paperwork can be uploaded on our website or turned in at Kick-off. Please do not email or fax forms – this will help prevent missing or illegible forms.

March 20th & March 23th

GEAR schedule of events and seeding round times emailed to all teams.

March 25th

GEAR 2017 Competition

Submit G.E.A.R. Forms and Download Paperwork

GEAR 2017 Registration

Currently we have reached full capacity. Please complete the GEAR team waitlist. iTEC will contact you of any openings as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest in GEAR 2017!

G.E.A.R. 2016: Timewarp Award Winners

Awards Categories

Awards are given for each shool level.

1st Place Performance Award

This award is presented to the team that places first at the end of the tournament .

2nd Place Performance Award

This award is presented to the team that places second at the end of the tournament.

3rd Place Performance Award

This award is presented to the team that places third at the end of the tournament .

4th Place Performance Award

This award is presented to the team that places fourth at the end of the tournament .

1st Place Young Engineer Award

This award is presented to a team who excels in the following criteria: ability to demonstrate and describe their robot design, robot performance on the field, team sportsmanship on and off the field, overall team image and team essay.

2nd Place Young Engineer Award

This award is presented to a team who excels in the following criteria: ability to demonstrate and describe their robot design, robot performance on the field, team sportsmanship on and off the field, overall team image and team essay.

Programming Award

This award is given to the team who demonstrates successful techniques in one or more of the following criteria: use of unique programming techniques to successfully accomplish the game challenges, evidence of good software documentation and revision control, ability to describe in detail how their programs works and how it helps solve the game challenges, demonstrate that the implemented programs perform with success on the playing field.

Most Elegant Robot

This award is presented to a team whose robot makes the judges say, “Wow! That is a neat robot”.

Pinnacle Award

This award is presented to a team with the highest single round score during the seeding competition.

Judge' Award

This award is presented to a team who is worthy of recognition but it does not fit in a specific award category.

Best Themed Award

This award is presented to the team who best reflects the theme of the competition.

GEAR Head Award

This award is presented to a team whose robot exhibits creative use of available materials to implement a unique or unusual machine capability.