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  1. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology FIRST Overview Jeffrey Pasucal, President Stephen Etheredge, VP of Engineering

  2. I. Vision “…to create a world where science and technology are celebrated… …where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes…” Dean Kamen Founder

  3. Segway

  4. Organization & • Programs “Major League” FIRST Robotics Competition “Sports Model” “Intermediate Program” “Little League” “T-Ball” Jr. FIRST LEGO League FIRST LEGO League FIRST Tech Challenge K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Grade Level

  5. II. Organization & Programs • “Sport for the mind,” combining the excitement of sport with science and technology • Problem solving and creativity with new challenges every year • Teams of young people with mentors • A tight timeline to learn efficiency and effectiveness • A value system based on “Gracious Professionalism,” “Teamwork,” and “Co-opetition”

  6. II. Organization & Programs • What is involved: • Math (algebra, geometry, trig, calculus) • Science (physics, chemistry, experimentation) • Language arts (writing, public speaking) • Business (marketing, PR, fundraising) • Finance (accounting) • Computer Science (programming, 3D animation) • Fabrication (woodworking, metalworking) • Mentorship: Working side-by-side with professionals • Teamwork

  7. Growth • Organization & • Programs FRC: FIRST Robotics Competition: How It Works • Combines the excitement of sport with science and technology • Creates a unique varsity sport for the mind • High-school students discover the value of education and careers in science, technology, and engineering • New game each year • Common kit of parts • 6-week build period

  8. Mitty’s Involvement • Our team is 1351 • We have been competing for 7 years • We compete in 3 major competitions each year: • Cal Games • Silicon Valley Regional • Davis Regional • If we win a Regional, we advance to the National Championships in Atlanta

  9. How do we build the robot ?? • The Team that builds the Robot is composed of 4 sub-teams • Chassis – The team that builds the Frame and Wheels • Arm – The team that builds the device that manipulates game pieces • Software – The team that writes Programs that control the Robot’s action’s • Electronics – The team that assembles circuitry and components that sit on the chasis • We need members for all sub-teams!!!!

  10. Who Runs the Business Side • Operations • Nonengineering • Business Orientated • Public Relations • Media Coordinators • Art-Related Projects

  11. What does the team doduring the year?? • New member recruitment and training starts now • Intrasquad Challenge • Afterwards we prepare for Cal Games • We compete in Cal Games • The 2011 game is announced at the beginning of January • THEN

  12. Build Season • There is a 6 week INTENSIVE “Build Period” • Design • Prototype • Build • Test • Ship

  13. Competitions • We Compete • Silicon Valley Regional • Davis Regional • If We Win • NATIONALS in Atlanta

  14. How in the world do we getthis done in 6 weeks?? • We work closely with adult mentors • Individuals who work in the Industry and have experience in relevant areas • We as a whole now have 7 years experience competing, so we have a good idea of how to pace the work • We work long hours during the build cycle!!

  15. Build Season Schedule • January to February • Meeting Times 3 – 5 • Monday - Friday • Meeting Time 9 – 5 • Saturday

  16. Intrasquad Challenge • Mini Competition • Work In Groups • Design, Build, Compete • IT’S JUST LIKE THE ACTUAL THING • Must attend September 8th meeting – Next Wednesday • Kick Off – Thursday Septmber 9th - Next Thursday Invite Your Friends!!!!

  17. Schedule • Meeting Times 3 - 5 • Monday • Wednesday • Thursday

  18. How do I get involved? • You select a sub-team to belong to • But feel free to explore • You commit to attending at least 2 meetings a week • During the 6 week build period, you will need to attend additional meetings • We train you – so this is fun. • Don’t worry if you don’t know anything. • Everyone has a blast working with the team designing and building!!!

  19. 2006 Robot

  20. 2007 Robot

  21. 2008 Robot

  22. 2009 Robot

  23. 2010 Robot

  24. Questions • QUESTIONS AND WE’LL ANSWER

  25. What’s Next • You’ll be split into three groups and get a chance to hear a from each different department. • Operations • Mechanical • Electronics • Programming