THE LONE STAR SOUTH FRC REGIONAL EVENT IS THE SECOND OF TWO EVENTS HAPPENING IN HOUSTON AREA DURING THE 2018 FRC SEASON

From April 4-7, 30 FRC teams will compete at the Lone Star South Regional in Pasadena, TX.

 

 

LIVE VIDEO LINK:

Single View – https://www.twitch.tv/firstinspires3

Quad view – https://www.twitch.tv/firstinspires4

 

 

LOCATION
San Jacinto Community College

 

LONE STAR South FRC REGIONAL SCHEDULE

2018 Lone Star South Regional Agenda

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Special Thanks to our event partners who help make the Lone Star south FRC Regional possible.

CAPTAINS OF INNOVATION

 

ROBOT BOOSTER

FIRST FAN

MACHINE SHOP SPONSOR

A Special thanks is extended to San Jacinto Community College for hosting the Lone Star South Regional and for all of their in-kind support.



Hotel Info

Lone Star South
Apr 04 – Apr 07, 2018

 

For 2018 Regional and District events you will be booking with the hotel directly. Please use the below information to book your Team’s hotel accommodations. A limited number of rooms are being held per hotel and reservations will be based on availability. If your preferred hotel is not available, please select another hotel.

FIRST® has worked diligently with hotels in each area to establish room blocks for teams that travel to Regional events and need affordable, convenient, and safe accommodations during their stay.

If your team is traveling to a Regional event this season, we highly recommend reserving rooms in the official FIRST® housing block. By reserving rooms for your team members in this block, you can rest assured that:

• You will receive an outstanding rate
• You will have access to amenities not offered to the general public
• Your hotel has been vetted by FIRST® for convenient access to the event venue, as well as safety

 

 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston E – Pasadena – 3.1 Miles to Venue

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston E - Pasadena

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston E – Pasadena

5450 Vista Rd
Pasadena, TX 77505
281-487-8888

To book hotel reservations please click here. Reservations will be taken up until 3/28/2018.

Rate: $139 plus tax per night
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check out time: 11:00pm
Complimentary Wifi, parking, and breakfast for up to 4 people per room. Bus Parking available – Please contact the hotel for information.

Set off the Sam Houston Parkway, this casual hotel is 17 km from Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and 13 km from Armand Bayou Nature Center. Straightforward rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus coffeemakers, minifridges, and microwaves. Suites add separate living rooms with wet bars and pull-out sofas. Kids age 19 and under stay free with an adult. Parking and a hot breakfast buffet are included. There’s also a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and coin-operated laundry facilities.

 

La Quinta Inn & Suites Pasadena – 2.9 Miles to Venue

La Quinta Inn & Suites Pasadena

La Quinta Inn & Suites Pasadena

3490 East Sam Houston Pkwy S
Pasadena, TX 77505
281-991-7771

To book hotel reservations please click here or call 281-991-7771 and mention FIRST Robotics as the group. Reservation will be taken up until 3/28/2017.

Rate: $109 plus tax per night
Check-in time: 3:00pm
Check out time: Noon
Complimentary Wifi, parking, and breakfast for up to 4 people per room. Bus Parking available – Please contact the hotel for information.

An 11.8-mile drive from NASA Johnson Space Center, this colorful lodging is also a 19.9-mile drive from the Astrodome. Minifridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers are offered in each modern room, as well as pillow-top mattresses, free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with HD channels. Suites add separate living areas with sofa beds. Kids 18 and under stay free with a parent or grandparent. There is a fitness room, a business center and an outdoor pool in addition to free continental breakfast. Amenities also include a market and complimentary parking, as well as 1 meeting room.

 

Residence Inn by Marriott Houston Pasadena – 5.2 Miles to Venue

Residence Inn by Marriott Houston Pasadena

Residence Inn by Marriott Houston Pasadena

4711 East Sam Houston Pkwy S
Pasadena, TX 77505
832-328-0450

To book hotel reservations please click here. Reservations will be taken up until 3/14/2018.

Rate: $169 plus tax per night
Check-in time: 3:00pm
Check out time: Noon
Complimentary Wifi, parking, and breakfast for up to 4 people per room. Bus Parking available – Please contact the hotel for information.

Off Sam Houston Parkway and across the street from casual restaurants, this modern all-suite hotel is 8 miles from Armand Bayou Nature Center and 10 miles from Space Center Houston. Warm studios with colorful accents provide complimentary Wi-Fi, plus HDTVs, kitchens, and living areas with sofa beds. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites come with separate living rooms. Hot breakfast and regular evening socials are free, as is parking. Other amenities include a gym, an outdoor pool, and a putting green, plus coin-operated laundry facilities. A terrace features a fireplace and a BBQ.

 

Event Location

San Jacinto Community College (map)
8060 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, TX 77505

For help with this site, you can:

Call Customer Service toll free at 800-758-5590
International registrants, please call 240-439-2966
E-mail Customer Service at FIRSTRegionals@experient-inc.com
After you book your hotel reservation(s), any questions about your reservation(s) will have to be directed to the hotel.


First Robotics Competition –

For 2018 Regional and District events you will be booking with the hotel directly. Please use the below information to book your Team’s hotel accommodations. A limited number of rooms are being held per hotel and reservations will be based on availablity. If your preferred hotel is not available, please select another hotel.

Competing Teams

2018 Lone Star South Regional FRC Teams List

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Event and Pit Map

Lone Star South Regional San Jacinto Community College Event Map

Click to Download PDF

(Pit Map coming soon)

Restaurants | Grocery | Hardware/Electronics Stores

RESTAURANTS

Subway 0.3 miles
8301 Spencer Hwy, Deer Park, TX 77536
(281) 476-1092

Starbucks 0.5 miles
8075 Spencer Hwy, Deer Park, TX 77536
(281) 479-7971

Casa Ole’ 0.8 miles
7750 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505
(281) 542-0363

McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Jack-In-The-Box, Burger King 1.0 miles 7440 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505

Grand Buffet 0.3 miles
8309 Spencer Hwy, Deer Park, TX 77536 (281) 476-0288

Jimmy John’s 0.5 miles
8015 Spencer Hwy, Deer Park, TX 77536 (281) 930-7528

Cicis’s Pizza Buffet 1.2 miles
7438 Spencer Hwy Ste A, Pasadena, TX 77505 (281) 930-8400

PHARMACIES

Walgreens Pharmacy 2.8 miles 6302 Fairmont Pkwy Pasadena, TX 77505 281-998-7416

CVS Pharmacy 2.4 miles
3505 Center Street Deer Park, TX 77536 281-476-3461

GROCERY STORES

H‐E‐B 3.0 miles
6210 Fairmont Pkwy Pasadena,TX 77505-4027 (281) 487 – 1946

Kroger 1.8 miles
6767 Spencer Hwy Pasadena, TX 77505 (281) 998-2561

ELECTRONICS/HARDWARE

Home Depot 2.7 miles
5455 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77505
(281) 998-9669

Lowe’s 3.4 miles 5400 Fairmont Pkwy Pasadena, TX (281) 991-9901

Ace Hardware 3.0 miles
1600 Center St
Deer Park, TX 77536 (281) 479-2326

EPO (Electronic Parts Outlet) 12.5 miles 17318 Hwy 3
Webster, TX 7759 281-286-5510

Load In

2018 LONE STAR SOUTH REGIONAL LOAD IN

Robot and Equipment Load-In

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 5, 2018 – 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.

Load-in will have Robot Inspectors and Safety Advisors present to monitor safety and to expedite drop-off.

Wednesday, Load-In April 4, 2018

  • Early load-in on Wednesday is available for teams to drop-off bagged robots and equipment inthe designated team pit space. Pit Setup –Teams may set up their pit area. No work can be done on the robot. Once equipment is unloaded teams MUST move their vehicle to a parking space.
  • Five team members will be allowed to bring in the robot and equipment. At least one team member must be an adult mentor, 18 years of age or older and not a high school student. Standard safety rules apply during this time. Teams can make multiple trips to Load In all of their equipment.
  • Load-in is marked on the Strake Jesuit Athletic Complex document. There will also be signage for Load In at the event. Staff will direct you to your pit area and to a robot inspector who will inspect your lock up form. Note – Please remember to bring your robot lock up form with you for load-in.If you do not have your lock up form with you or there is a problem with the lock up form the robot inspector will give you a RED sticker. Place the RED stickeron your team sign located in your pit area. This is to alert robot inspectors that your team needs to have a robot inspector visit your pit area the next morning before the team can open the robot bag.

EARLY PIT SET UP – (See below from 2018 Game Manual) Early Pit Setup

At some of events, the Load In period allows teams to set up their pit area before the event officially starts. If this is the case, it will be indicated on the event’s agenda.

If pit set up is allowed, the following rule applies (in addition to Team Load In and General Pit Rules):

E32. Teams must have their pits in a safe state by the time pits close (even if some tasks are left undone).

E32-1. Only five team members (one of which must be an adult) may be in the pit area, and this

must be for the purposes of pit set up only.

E32-2. Once pit set-up is complete, or the early Pit Set-up time the evening before pits open to all has ended, team members must immediately leave the pit area

If an event has designated Early Pit Setup times both the evening before and the morning before pits open to all, a team may use both periods to set up its pits, but, per E32-2, must leave once pit set up is complete. Teams can be expected to be asked to leave by event personnel if it is noted that their pit set up is complete and they have not yet left the pit area.

  • Please bring a pit map to see where your team is located. This will help with load in.
  • Thursday Morning Option – if you can not do load-in on Wednesday evening then you can unload on Thursday morning from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. Early Thursday load-in will follow the same instructions as Wednesday load-in. You will need to have Safety Glasses with you.