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#1 Establish one head or lead person.
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#2 Become very familiar with the kit and other construction materials. • Know the kit thoroughly • Memorize additional hardware list • Absorb the small parts catalog • Make a motor specification table
#3 Build the goals and devices immediately.
#4 Learn the game and scoring Thoroughly!
#5 The three most important design features of a robot are: • Drives • Drives • Drives
#6 Get a boilerplate chassis running Now!
#7 Look for “keys” to the game and designs to achieve them.
#8 Don’t get into a design rut.
#9 Start building as soon as possible.
#10 Try and keep a flexible design with “fallback” possibilities.
#11 Don’t underestimate the ability of the drivers, but look for simple, mechanical and electrical driver aids.
#12 Practice, Practice, Practice!
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