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Black pearl

  1. 1. BLACK PEARLINTRODUCTIONAye, aye captain……Across the unpredictable channels of stormy water lies a map to glory, evadingthe treacherous expanse of water is the foundation of youth, so gear up for theultimate voyage as the battle of seas rages on…..A motor boat designing and racing challenge in which a mechanical boat has tocomplete water track in minimum time.The fast and furious boat race BLACK PEARL is back. It is time to plunge yourboats into the water of this extravagant event.TASKManoeuvre your machine through testing arenas. Navigate the machine byavoiding and passing through various obstacles in minimum possible time andemerge as the winner.The objective of the game is to cross a section of water arena. It comprises of 2rounds.Round 1 – Elimination roundRound 2 – Final roundSETUP1. The entire arena will be setup outdoors in ambient lighting conditions.2. The explanation of the arena is given later in this document.ROBOT SPECIFICATIONS The robot’s dimensions must adhere to the following constraints: I. Maximum width = 30cm II. Maximum length = 30cmIII. Maximum height = 15cmIV. Maximum weight = 4 kg
  2. 2. NOTE: For the teams with wired boats, the length of the wire must be longenough according to measurements of the pool i.e. minimum length of 200inches is required. a. The robot must adhere to these dimensions in its most compact form. Once the robot has cleared the specifications test it may expand to any size or configuration on the track provided that such reconfiguration is done automatically and it does not damage the track or violate any other contest rule. b. The robot may only be powered by the following, either singly or in any combination: Batteries, photovoltaic cells or fuel cells. The maximum power supply allowed is 12V, DC. c. The power system, or systems, for the robot must be self-contained and entirely on-board the robot. Attachments, if powered, may contain their own power source or may be powered from the robot. Power systems must be safe and non-toxic. Robots may not be attached to a power source separate from the machine. d. The robot should not break any obstacle in path. e. The robot shall not leave anything behind while moving on the track. f. The remote control systems being used to control the robot may be wireless as well as wired and if wired then the length of the wire must be long enough according to the size of arena. More details will be given in the track map. g. Lego kits/parts are not allowed. h. Organisers decision shall be treated as final and binding on all. i. The organisers reserve the right to change any or all of the above rules as they deem fit. Change in rules, if any, will be highlighted on the website and notified to the registered teams
  3. 3. ArenaThe TRACK may contain the following obstacles –Outer Circle Obstacles:- 1) Icebergs – thermocol pieces floating in random motion. 2) Crazy River – alternate left and right flow of water perpendicular to the direction of motion of boat. 3) Longest Shortcut – 2 or 3 alternate paths. Participant will have to choose one 4) Hit and Run – Hit the obstacle to rotate it to make your way. Similar to the entrance of park or malls etc. 5) Wreckage – Wooden pieces floating in a particular area of track. 6) Need For Speed – Flow of water along with the direction of path giving extra speed just before a turn. 7) Tsunami – Area of high tide. 8) Niagara Falls – Waterfall to check the 100% waterproofness of boat.Changes can be made in track later.NOTE: Round 2 obstacles will be revealed later.The image of arena is shown below  The exact dimensions of the track will be revealed later.  The track is subject to change.:- The map provided below is the top view of the expected Arena ,consisting ofa rectangle boundary enclosed in a circular boundary. Outer circular track is forround 1 only. For round 2 participant will have to go through the round 1 trackalso then it would be allowed to enter the boundaries of round 2.Round 2obstacles will be revealed later.Important Measurements: 1) Radius of Circle = 150 inches 2) Minimum width of track of round 1 = 150 – 132 = 18 inches NOTE: Different regions in the map stand for the respective area of obstacles.
  4. 4. First phase: Prelims a. The time taken by the robots completing the run successfully will be recorded. b. The track will be divided in further areas and if a team is not able to pass a particular area it can skip it facing a time penalty. c. Top teams will be selected based on the results of the prelims. The selected teams would be eligible to participate in the second phase of the contest.Second phase: Mains i. In this phase, all the teams will be required to complete a full run of the track. ii. The Mains will be divided in further areas too and if a team is not able to pass a particular area it can skip it facing a time penalty.iii. The time taken by the robots completing the run successfully will be recorded.iv. The team completing the track in minimum time will be declared as the winner.CONTEST RULES  A team may consist of not more than 3 people.  The contest officials shall reserve the right to stop a run, or disqualify a robot, if they believe its continued operation is endangering the condition of the track.  The time of the run is measured from the time the robot is first activated. The robot does not have to move when it is first activated but it must be positioned in the starting line ready to run.  The time taken shall be measured manually by the contest officials.  PENALTY RULES a. Skip Penalty – If a team is not able to pass a particular region of the track then it can skip that region facing the skip penalty. b. Retry Penalty – if a team got stuck at any position of track then the can place their bot at the starting of that region facing the retry penalty. c. Repair Penalty – if a team thinks their bot is not working as required then they can make some changes in their bot facing repair penalty but then they will have to restart from starting position. Record time will be reinitialized to 0 and repair penalty time multiplied by the number of restarts used, will be added to it in last.
  5. 5. At max 3 restarts are allowed else the team will be disqualified. NOTE: Retry penalty will be smaller than the Skip penalty.  The judges reserve the right to ask the operator for an explanation of the robot. The judges also reserve the right to stop a run, declare disqualification, or give instructions as appropriate (e.g., if the structure of the track is jeopardized by continuing operation of the robot).  Any violation of the rules will constitute immediate disqualification from the contest and ineligibility for the associated prizes.  Each robot system must pass a technical inspection to determine its compliance with the rules before it is permitted to compete in the Challenge. Each team is responsible for providing the organizers with sufficient documentation to establish the operational safety of their robot. Teams that cannot provide proper documentation will be ineligible to compete.  The design of the robot must be such that it is capable of accomplishing all of the Challenges in the competition. Specifically, the design must not preclude the robot from attempting any of the challenges.Contest RegistrationAll teams who are interested in participating must register online by visiting thesite and fill the registration form which is available onthe site and facebook event page of BLACK PEARL.A team number will beautomatically assigned to each team when the team completes onlineregistration.CONTACT (ORGANISERS)Ankit Singh organisers hold the right to change any of the above mentionedrules.