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Virtual (KOP) is Now Reality

Nov 14, 2019 Written by Kate Pilotte, Senior Kit of Parts Manager

Not sure if you noticed… but the Kit of Parts webpage was updated today with some PreKickoff Virtual goodies. Secured (i.e. paid up) teams will also find their respective codes/passwords in their registration accounts at (visible to Lead Mentors 1 and 2).

For those of you who have enjoyed this virtual extension of the Kit of Parts in previous seasons, you’ll see some returning goodies from long term supporters. Care to thank them? They love hearing from teams. #omgrobots #kop #virtualkit

Vouchers Software
AndyMark Altium
Armabot Autodesk Mastercam
Clippard National Instruments
Digi-Key Electronics PTC
Inventables Siemens
REV Robotics SolidProfessor
TE Connectivity SOLIDWORKS

Who can ID the new stuff? Care to thank the new donors too? #welcometotheKOP #arewestillusinghashtags

Vouchers Software
Swyft Robotics Amazon Web Services

We encourage y’all to take some time before the craziness of the build season hits to familiarize yourself with what’s there. It’s all free, and we’d hate for any of it to go unnoticed and unused.

Have fun exploring these various options – and good luck this season!

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No Bimba this year.    :-(

Is this the complete Virtual KOP?

This list is the PreKickoff release of items in the Virtual Kit. Check back after Kickoff to see if/what's been added. 

Once again there is no announcement of this deadline, only a blog post update at the week of deadline. This needs to be made more clear with an email blast or alert!



It is actually very clear on the KOP webpage on the timeline when the deadline is to opt-out. Emails are also usually sent to the Head Mentors as well.

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