Team Registration for the CHARGED UP season is currently closed.
The New York & Hudson Valley Regional for the CHARGED UP season will take place from Wednesday, April 5 to Saturday, April 8, 2023 at The Armory Track & Field Center (216 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY). More information about the event will be available at a later date.
The NYC FIRST STEM Centers will be open all season for FIRST
teams to drop in. Visit us during STEM Center Open Hours to learn how to fabricate custom parts using our CNC router, 3D printer, laser cutter, and more. You can also meet other FRC teams at the space and learn from each other! Hours and availability for the NYC FIRST STEM Center at Cornell Tech can be found here
Tools, Equipment & Electric usage in Pits & Stands ↓
Pits are 9ft x 10ft.
There is no limit to the number of students allowed in each pit, but we ask that teams be mindful to not crowd the aisles in the pit areas. COVID is still around and we want to ensure everyone's healthy and safe.
⚙ Tools allowed through the front door include Leathermans and multi-tools. A multi-tool is a handful of small tools that all fit into the guest's own swiss-army knife-like case. They often include knives, screwdrivers, small pairs of scissors, and pliers. Pocket knives will not be allowed in through the front doors.
⚙ Modifying parts at night offsite (e.g. pits have closed and you bring a MECHANISM back to the hotel to fix it) is a violation of R15-C.
⚙ No charging of batteries overnight is permitted.
⚙ Team Equipment-Drill presses and band saws
⚙ Teams are allowed to bring their own power tools, such as drill presses and band saws. A Machine shop is available for teams to utilize.
Electrical Outlets And Cord Usage
⚙ Each team is limited to 1 plug strip off of the primary circuit.
⚙ No daisy chaining of electrical connections will be permitted (ie cannot plug strips into strips and cannot use plug adapters.
⚙ All cords must be in good condition, not electrical taped. (These electrical rules are national electric code rules, they are also OSHA Regulations as well as fire code requirements.)
⚙ Power strips must have a minimum of 15 – 20ft cords and be surge protected.
⚙ All cords must be taped down.
⚙ Teams are not allowed to use electrical cords, extension cords, power strips in the stands for laptops, cameras, etc.
⚙ NYC FIRST will set up power strips totaling outlets for teams to use. Power strips will be zip tied and must remain in place.
ConEdison Machine Shop
Teams will have access to the Con Edison machine shop on for machining & welding support.
Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday, April 7, 2023 from 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Machine Shop capabilities:
Hand tools, manual knee mill, engine lathe, band saw, MIG welding, TIG welding, surface/ cylindrical grinding, composites shop, electronics workstation.
216 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Directions By Car/Bus
From Westchester County and Tappan Zee Bridge
Saw Mill Parkway South merges to Hudson River Parkway. After you go under the GW Bridge, take exit 14/15 to Riverside Drive south. Turn left at 165th Street. Go up hill and take first left onFort Washington. Armory is on the right after the first traffic light.
From New England
I-95 south. As you approach the George Washington Bridge, get to the right as the highwaysplits. Take the 181st Street exit, the LAST exit before the bridge. Exit onto 181st Street and takea right at the light. Go up hill 3 blocks and take a right onto Fort Washington Avenue. Go 12 blocks. The Armory is on the left at 168th Street.
From New Jersey and Points South
Take the New Jersey Turnpike North, following signs to the George Washington Bridge. As you near the bridge (after passing the Meadowlands), follow yellow signs that say "express" to Bridge. Take the upper level of the Bridge. Once at the bridge and past the $4.00 toll, get to theright lane and exit at 178th Street. Go through one light and make a right at the next light onto Broadway. Go 10 blocks south and make a right onto 168th Street. Go one block west to FortWashington Avenue. The Armory entrance is at 168th and Fort Washington.
From Brooklyn and West Side Manhattan
Take the West Side Highway (Henry Hudson Parkway) north. Take Exit 15 to Riverside Drive, going south. Go to the 2nd light on Riverside and take a left onto 165th Street. Go up hill andtake first left on Fort Washington. Armory is on the right after the first traffic light.
Directions to Armory Track & Field with public transportation
The following transit lines have routes that pass near Armory Track & Field:
MTA Bus: BX7, M2, M3, M4, M5, M100
MTA Train: A, C
Metro North Railroad: HUDSON to MARBLE HILL. Walk (about 2 blocks) to NYCT Marble Hill-225 Street station and take 1 train toward South Ferry to 168 St-Washington Heights station.
Street parking adjacent to the Armory is available and requires feeding a meter. Two good options are Riverside Drive just south of 165th Street or the parking lot at 165th Street and Fort Washington Avenue.
Central Parking Systems
115-143Fort Washington Ave,
New York, New York 10032
SP + Parking
New York New York 10033