Welcome to the 2016 FRC Season!

This years game is

FIRST STRONGHOLD℠

Important dates

  • January 9: Kickoff @ Clayton High School
  • February 23: Stop Build Day (aka, “bag day”)
  • March 10-12: St Louis Regional FRC 
  • April 27-30: FIRST Championship

46 days

from kickoff to stop-build day

 

including off days

14 days

after stop-build day till regional

Award deadlines

  • January 21: Safety Animation Award
  • February 4: Woodie Flowers Award
  • February 4: Chairman’s Award
  • February 11: Entrepreneurship Award
  • February 11: Dean’s List Award
  • February 29: Media And Technology Innovation Award

Kickoff on Saturday

January 9, 2016

7:15AM Meet in L&C parking lot
7:30AM Depart for Clayton High School
8:15AM Kickoff video and KOP pickup
11:30AM Depart for L&C
12-5PM Eat lunch, review game rules, analyze game, choose goals, brainstorm, etc.

First week meetings

(one possible agenda)

Sunday 2-8PM Review game rules, analyze game, continue brainstorming, evaluate concepts, pick chassis, ... 
Monday 6-9PM More with the concepts, perhaps begin prototyping and planning, ...
Tuesday 6-9PM Prototyping, chassis assembly, ...
Wednesday 6-9PM Prototyping, chassis assembly, group analysis, ...
Thursday 6-9PM Select design, chassis assembly, ...
Saturday 9AM-5PM Complete chassis, etc.

Fab Lab

  • We can start using it Tuesday, January 12
  • Officially opens January 22(?), so we will certainly share it with others
  • Open Tuesday thru Saturday only
  • Training and certification are required for entrance
  • We will follow their policies and procedures!
  • Tom Whitten is the lab manager and has absolute authority

Fab Lab

Fab Lab

Assembly, Electronics, Clean Manufacturing, CAD

Level 1 certification required

Fab Lab

Machine Room

Level 2 certification required

Fab Lab

Level 1 Training & Certification

  • Required to access any part of the Fab Lab
  • Who: all FRC students and mentors  

Fab Lab

Level 2 Training & Certification

  • Required to access the machine room & equipment
  • What's involved:
    • review training material
    • pass written test
    • complete one-on-one checkout with Tom W.
  • Who: mechanical students & most FRC mentors
  • How: in batches

First batch of

LEVEL 2 training & certification

6-8 mechanical students and 4-6 mentors

Tuesday, January 12 @ 6PM

Additional batches of FRC & FTC as needed

FRC and the Fab Lab

Safety FIRST!

safety glasses required

hearing protection handy

Attendance

You are part of a team,
and they rely upon you.

When you miss a meeting,

you negatively impact the whole team.

Policy changes

  • Each student encouraged to pick a primary group and (at least) a secondary group
  • Each week we will plan out the week's activities
    • Who's available when
    • Ask students to commit to attending those days
    • We will adjust our meeting schedule accordingly
  • No studying in the Fab Lab (use the classroom)
  • No socializing in the Fab Lab (use the lounge)
  • No games whatsoever - we will ask you to leave

Safety FIRST

  • We want 0 injuries this year!
  • Plan ahead and stay focused
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Speak up immediately if you see unsafe behavior
    • Missing safety glasses
    • Missing hearing protection
    • Distracting behavior
  • Everyone gets a pair of reusable ear plugs
  • Everyone certified to Level 2 gets personal safety glasses

Weekly schedule

  • When should we plan to meet each week?
  • Last year:
    • Monday-Thursday 6-9PM
    • Saturdays 9AM-5PM
    • Sundays 2-8PM
  • This year:
    • Fab Lab is closed Sundays and Mondays
    • Several JrFLL, FLL, and FTC teams are using the classrooms, too
    • ???

Be safe!

Learn new things

Support your team

Have fun!

Questions?

 

Comments?

Kickoff on Saturday!

January 9, 2016

7:15AM Meet in L&C parking lot
7:30AM Depart for Clayton High School
8:15AM Kickoff video and KOP pickup
11:30AM Depart for L&C
12-5PM Eat lunch, review game rules, analyze game, choose goals, brainstorm, etc.

Welcome to the 2016 FRC Season!

By frc4931

Welcome to the 2016 FRC Season!

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