Registration is open for new and renewing teams already at robotevents.com. If your team has money left in its budget for this school year, this is a good place to use it. Why register now? Why not wait until later in the summer? Well, when you register, your welcome package includes a sample game piece, license plates, and an engineering notebook to help you get started.
Last year, we registered our team in the summer, and had to wait for about a month to get our sample game pieces (presumably since they ran out of balls on hand). This year, we registered the weekend the game was announced, and our package is already on its way to us and we should get our box on Friday. Having an actual game piece in hand will greatly help our brainstorming process because we will be able to tell how heavy and rigid (or not) those stars really are.