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First fare 2011 new coach workshop

  1. 1. New Team EssentialsDale YocumHead Coach & MentorCatlin Gabel Team 1540The Flaming Chickens
  2. 2. Team 1540 History2011 Team captain and Regional Finalist, San Diego2011 Innovations in Controls, San Diego2010 Chairman’s Award, Oregon (Championship Qualifier)2010 Winner Colorado Regional (Championship Qualifier)2010 Innovations in Controls, Colorado2009 Engineering Inspiration Award (Championship Qualifier)2009 Best Website Award Oregon and Las Vegas2008 Engineering Inspiration Award (Championship Qualifier)2008 Winner Oregon Regional (Championship Qualifier)2008 Best Website Award Oregon Regional2008 Xerox Creativity Award Las Vegas2007 Chairman’s Award, Oregon Regional (Championship Qualifier)2007 Finalist Oregon Regional2007 Motorola Quality Award, San Diego Regional2005 Rookie Inspiration Award, PNW Regional2005 Best Website, Region & World Championship
  3. 3. Gracious ProfessionalismWe learnand competelike crazy,but treat oneanother withrespect andkindness inthe process.
  4. 4. Attracting Students•  Assembly Presentation•  Activity Fair•  Lunch meeting with Pizza
  5. 5. Parent Meeting•  Attendance required•  Play FIRST promo video•  Talk about expectations•  What the kids get out of it.•  Scholarships, university recognition, leadership opportunities•  Ask for donations and announce any fees•  Recruit mentors, food providers, logistics help, etc.
  6. 6. Calendar•  http://www.oregonfirst.org/calendar/•  FIRST Calendar•  http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/ content.aspx?id=454
  7. 7. OMSI Showcase Oct 22nd
  8. 8. Girls Generation Oct 29th
  9. 9. BunnyBot 2011 Dec 17th
  10. 10. Kickoff Jan 7th
  11. 11. Team Dynamics & Structure
  12. 12. Mentor Involvement•  Some team’s robots are entirely student designed and built.•  Some team’s mentors and students work side by side.•  Some team’s mentors pretty much do it all with students helping where they can.•  All mentors should read FIRST Mentoring Guide at www.usfirst.org/ uploadedFiles/Community/ FRC/Team_Resources/ Mentoring%20Guide.pdf
  13. 13. Team Management Team 1540 Organization Chart Mentors Head Coach Co-Presidents Control Chairman’s CompetitiveSoftware Mechanical Marketing Web Systems & Outreach Analysis
  14. 14. Time Requirement•  It will take over 1500 person hrs to make a competitive FRC robot.•  Data Point: Last year Team 1540’s 24 student members logged 2,100 student-hours over six weeks.•  Teams with mentors doing much of the work MIGHT be less.•  Team 1540 requires students to log at least 50 hours in the fall and 50 in the build season. Average was 116
  15. 15. Sample Time & Certification LogName Grd Lab Hrs Ext Hrs Total Meet Fab Dsgn Air Elec SW Mktg Web Other Competition Department(s)Alex Liem 11 108.98 108.98 15 C2 I C2 C2-Video Mech, Video, ControlAmanda Cahn 11 45.97 7 52.97 14 C2 C1 C2 Mktg, MechanicalAnne Gilleland 10 78.92 19 97.92 13 W1 I Mgr2 W3 I I-Comp Analysis ControlAnthony Eden 12 151.55 151.55 15 C1 Mgr3 Software, co-captainBenji Lin 10 57.45 5 62.45 13 C2 C2 Software, MechanicalCasey Currey-Wilson 10 90.73 13 103.73 14 C2 SoftwareEli Skeggs 10 66.62 33.5 100.12 13 C1 C1 C2 CoMgr C-Comp Analysis Comp Analysis, Web, SWEve Lowenstein 10 96.13 20.7 116.83 14 C1 Mgr2 W3 C1 ControlGene Yamamoto 10 43.25 15 58.25 14 C2 MechanicalHannah Ashley 10 0 9.5 9.5 10 W1 C2 Op Mgr Marketing, OpsHenry Gordon 12 136.18 136.18 14 C3 C1 C2 Mgr3 Comp Mgr3 Mktg, Comp Analysis, Mech, Design, Chairmans, co- captainIan Jones 10 45.52 22 67.52 12 C2 C2 MechanicalKeegan McCarthy 10 150.33 4 154.33 15 Mgr2 C2 C2 C2 C2-Video Mech, Mktg, Video, DesignLukas Stracovsky 9 77.22 77.22 14 C2 C1 MechanicalLynne Stracovsky 12 33.87 23.6 57.47 13 C2 C1 CoMgr Web, MechanicalMarina Dimitrov 10 121.43 14.5 135.93 15 C2 I C2 C2 C-Comp Analysis, C- Mech, Mktg, Chairmans, Chairman’s Control, Comp AnalysisMichael Elliott 9 47.9 14.5 62.4 12 C2 MechanicalOwen Chapman 10 41.33 10.5 51.83 13 C2 MechanicalParamintr Tienpasertkij 11 67.28 67.28 14 Mgr3 C2 I I C2 Mechanical, Design, WebPeter Smith 9 59.38 59.38 13 C2 C2 W1 MechanicalRohisha Adke 12 86.1 9 95.1 14 C3 C1 Chairman’s Mgr Chairmans, Mech, Design, co-captainThomas Newlands 9 0 62 62 12 C-AnimationTucker Gordon 10 109.75 19.9 129.65 15 C2 C1 C2 C2 I Mgr2 Video, C-Comp Mechanical, Video, Mktg, Analysis Comp AnalysisTyler Quatraro 10 43.2 9.8 53 14 C2 W1 C1 W1 Mechanical
  16. 16. Build Season Schedule•  http://www.ifirobotics.com/docs/schedule.xls
  17. 17. Behind the Scenes
  18. 18. Registering Your Team•  Go to TIMS https://my.usfirst.org/ frc/tims/site.lasso•  Register for a Regional•  Register for a Kickoff•  Teams must submit payment by 12/02/11•  Rookies pay $6,500 Veterans $5,000. $4,000 2nd regional
  19. 19. Sample Budget$6,500 Registration for a regional$2,700 Additional materials $500 Practice field components $200 Shipping crate (optional) $100 Robot cart $100 Publicity materials $500 T-shirts & marketing $0 Robot shipment –FedEx? $400 Pre/Post-season events.Total:$11,000 not including tools and shop fixtures
  20. 20. Fundraising•  Deb Mumm-Hill, FIRST Regional Director•  For NASA Grants be sure to read the white paper: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/papers/2167
  21. 21. Facilities – Facts•  Building robots is messy – hard floors are best•  Building robots is noisy•  Robots sometimes need 10’ + headroom•  Need safe place to store tools and parts•  Ideally a place where you can make a mess and leave it.•  Internet Access•  Carpeted place to test robot•  Need a bathroom available•  You don’t NEED a machine shop
  22. 22. Facilities (con’t)•  High school shop•  High school science classroom•  High school theater scene shop•  Parents garage•  Local machine shop•  Church basement•  Local company that can loan you space•  Portable classroom•  Cafeteria
  23. 23. Tools and Equipment – Must Have Costco: $197 for all three
  24. 24. Tools – Must Have•  Hack Saw and Miter Box $35•  Good wire crimper $60•  Soldering iron 40W $15•  Two power drills, 12v or higher. Lithium Ion or NiMH strongly preferred $140 each•  Drill Bits $25 up•  Dremel tool set $75•  Bench Vice $50 up•  Approx $1,000 for all essential tools
  25. 25. Tools – Really Nice To Have•  Heat Gun $70•  Drill Press $250 up•  Bench Disc Sander $200 up•  12” Power Miter Saw with 96 tooth blade $270 up•  Miter Saw Stand $100 up•  Hand Power Jig Saw or Sawzall $89 up•  Bench Grinder (for steel) $65•  Abrasive Cutoff Saw (for steel) $90 up•  Multimeter $30 up•  Total for a good starter shop: $2,000.
  26. 26. Tools to Aspire to (or Get Donated)•  Band Saw $700 up•  Cold Saw $1,000•  Second Drill Press $250 up•  Manual Milling Machine +tooling $2,500 up•  Table Saw $500 up•  Metal Lathe and tooling $1,200 up new•  CNC Milling Machine $6,000 up•  Welding Equipment?
  27. 27. Sources for MaterialsWeb Sources•  AndyMark.com•  Mscdirect.com•  Mcmaster.com•  Alliedelec.com•  Banebots.comLocally (Portland Metro)•  McGuire Bearing•  Multicraft Plastics•  Warden Fluid Dynamics (80/20)•  Norvac•  Winks Hardware•  Metals Supermarket
  28. 28. Strategy & Regionals
  29. 29. Strategy – Do it All or One Thing Well?•  Sometimes there’s a need for robots specialized in one aspect of the game or another.•  Rookies more likely to get picked if they are really good at something key rather than mediocre at everything.•  Rookies are frequently not in the top 8. Focus on what it would take to get the attention of one of the top eight teams.•  Have a competitive analysis team from year 1
  30. 30. Pit Appearance Matters
  31. 31. Pit Appearance Matters
  32. 32. Pit Judging•  The Judging process is done by volunteers who are human•  Students need to prepare for the pit judging•  Drop everything to talk to judges or ask them to return.
  33. 33. Conclusion: Don’t Go It Alone•  Join Oregon FRC Distribution listwww.groups.google.com. Search for FRC-Oregon.•  Get a mentoring team … better yet, take two.•  Read the FRC Coaches Handbook and Mentoring Handbook•  Chief Delphi.com•  OregonFIRST.org
  34. 34. Q&A

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