Preparing for your First FIRST® Competition. Oct 6 th , 2011. Welcome. Purpose: This presentation is intended to inform teams as to what they may expect when attending their first event in terms of the inspection process and getting ready to compete. Things we will cover:
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Oct 6th, 2011
This presentation is intended to inform teams as to what they may expect when attending their first event in terms of the inspection process and getting ready to compete.
Step 1: Read the game manual.
Step 2: Read everything else.
Step 3: Read the game manual again.
Knowing and understanding the rules and constraints of the game are keys to a successful season. This information will help teams design and implement their robot, pick a good game strategy, and help them compete trouble free.
Knowing event deadlines, registration process, where to find information, where to get help, etc. will help make the season run more smoothly.
Things to do right away:
Things that can wait until competition:
Software inspection checks for these items.
FCS <--> Router <--> Samantha <--> NXT
Conclusion: Protect, but DON’T BURY your Samantha module inside your
USB (wired) Connectivity
LOTS TO DO!!! – Typical schedule
Lots to do in
And Stay Focused
Two parts of s/w inspection:
The S/W inspection sheet is available in the Bowled Over! game manual.
NXT/Samantha configuration check:
You can download the current version of the 2011 Field Control System FCS here and test this yourself.
Each team will get the sole attention of a hardware inspector for 15-30 minutes. They will check to insure that the robot meets all the robot rules stated in the “Bowled Over!” game manual.
Benefits of having a robot cart:
Good luck this season and hope to
“see you in St. Louie!”