In consultation with Kim Gervase, our event leader, and several coaches, I am opting to make a change in the Amazing Mechatronics event in both the B and C Durham Regional Tournaments on March 3. We have been given the option to run the event using computers (which we will provide) and a web-based program, rather than using the hardware interface of Arduinos and computers. The program can be found at: https://www.tinkercad.com/circuits. I know we are just a week out, but this program has been used in other tournaments this season with success and I feel its use will make this a more manageable event for our event leader and volunteers. We have tested the program on our network and it appears we will be able run the event successfully using the Tinkercad site. The structure/rules of the event will otherwise remain the same.
If you have students competing in this event, please make them aware of this change ASAP so they can practice using the site.
I appreciate your understanding in this. If you have questions or concerns, please let me know.
Have a wonderful weekend!