Basics for FIRST Robotics Build Season Presented by the 2010 Kansas City Regional Planning Committee Agenda Build Schedule Best Practices Mentors Resources Q&A Build Schedule Day 0 – Kickoff Download the rules and study them Day 1-3 – Brainstorm
Presented by the 2010 Kansas City Regional Planning Committee
Download the rules and study them
Divide into design teams (everyone participate)
No idea is a bad one!
All the teams present their ideas
Sleep on it!
Perform some type of Decision Matrix
(See http://www.andymark.biz/presentations.html Designing-a-FIRST-robot.ppt for more detail)
Sub teams - Design systems and components
Complete system designs, component drawings, and parts list
Complete component fabrication and procurement
Sub teams assemble robot
Build / check robot crate for sturdiness
Test, refine, and develop robot
Complete testing and development
Start the Drive Team practice process
Drive team practices and team makes final robot/play strategy revisions
Prepare robot for shipment
Kansas City is Bag & Tag
Ship Robot by Deadline
Team meeting for review of:
Competition sub teams’ rules knowledge
Collect completed Consent & Release Forms for registration at initial competition
Safety – Ensure enough ANSI Z87-approved safety glasses for team at competition Consider Travel safety,
venue safety, buddy system, etc. Collect contact information
Registration, pit station setup, practice rounds, robot inspection, shipping documents
Opening Ceremony, Qualifying rounds, Awards Ceremony, Team Social if applicable.
Opening Ceremony, Qualifying and final rounds. Ship robot from event home or to next event,
Awards Ceremony, pick up participation medallions.
Be on the same page!