Pit Information

Tools, Equipment & Electric usage in Pits & Stands

  1. Please note, the pits are 9 x 10.

  2. 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.

  3. Teams will have access to the Con Edison machine shop on for machining & welding support.

    • Friday, April 8, 2022 from 8:30 am – 8:00 pm

    • Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

    • Sunday, April 10, 2022 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

  4. Machine Shop capabilities:

    • Hand tools, manual knee mill, engine lathe, band saw, MIG welding, TIG welding, surface/ cylindrical grinding, composites shop, electronics workstation.

  5. Reminder:

    • 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Electrical Outlets

    • Each team is limited to 1 plug strip off of the primary circuit.

  8. Electrical Cord Usage (equipment and extension cords)

    • 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.