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Transitioning your FTC robotics team to FRC - a brief overview.

Transitioning your FTC robotics team to FRC - a brief overview.

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  • 1. building a better team
    A Presentation by Joe Passofaro
    Mentor - FTC Teams 3855,3387,3385
    FRC Team 2169, KING TeC
  • 2. Transitions FTC - FRC
    It’s just a bigger game
    With a few more rules
  • 3. Minimum Team Size
    *Mechanical Engineering - 2
    *Electrical Engineering - 1
    *Programming - 1
    *Strategy/Scouting -2
  • 4. The Mature Team
    *Mechanical Engineering - 6
    *Electrical Engineering - 2+
    *Programming - 2+
    *Strategy/Scouting - 6+
    CAD/Prototyping – current game/future games - 2+
    Marketing - 2+
    Finance/Fundraising – Sustainability - 1+
    Chairman’s Award - 3+
    Communications /Web Design- 2+
    Business Planning - 2+
    Build Team 6 - Drive Team 4 - Pit Crew 6
  • 5. The Basics
    • It’s a bigger team
    • 6. You need more sponsors & $$
    • 7. You need engineering mentors - eventually
    • 8. You need a larger space
    • 9. You need some place to fabricate parts
    • 10. You have less time
    • 11. You have to ship your robot
  • Team Organization
    Mentor
    Captains
    Heads of departments
    Mechanical
    Electrical
    Programming
    CAD
    Scouting/Strategy
    Outreach
    Prototyping
    Marketing
    Chairman’s Award
    Business Plan
    Communications
    Fundraising
    Build, Travel Etc.
    Web Site Dev.
    Build Team - Drive Team - Pit Crew
  • 12. Your Team
    • Who do you have
    Students,Mentors
    • Who do you need
    Expertise
    • What do you have
    Equipment, space
    • What do you need
    Focus on The Minimum
    • How much do you have
    Money, Money, $$$$$$
    • How much do you need
    Sponsors, Fundraisers
  • 13. Organize
    Create organizational chart for your team – Fill in holes
    Create an “Action Plan”
    Appoint “Rules Master” - have rules master oversee entire build
    Appoint “Tool Chief” - keep work space clean
    Set benchmarks from action plan and follow them
  • 14. Can You Compete
    Rookies
    WIN!!
    CAN
  • 15. Let the awards be your guide
    • Check the Manuel
    • 16. Ask where can your team compete
    • 17. Try to compete on several levels
  • Critical Points
    • Don’t overreach
    Keep it simple
    • Don’t overreact
    All things will pass
    • Let the kids do the work
    It’s their team
    • Think ahead
    Proto type, shipping, competition
    • Leaving a legacy
    Sustainability, next year, year 10+
    • Have FUN
    Memories and ties that bind
  • 18. Success
    • Rolling robot on the floor
    What you built works
    • Functioning Pit
    Organized – Not Chaos
    • Participation
    Shipped on time, make every round
    • Education
    The kids know more
    • Sustainability
    The kids want to come back
    • True Success
    The kids had fun
  • 19. Let The Games Begin

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