Presentation on theme: "TEAM 620 JMHS ROBOTICS. FIRST FOR INSPIRATION AND RECOGNITION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Promotes: Science Engineering Technology Innovation Self-Confidence."— Presentation transcript:
FIRST FOR INSPIRATION AND RECOGNITION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Promotes: Science Engineering Technology Innovation Self-Confidence Communication Leadership "To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders." - Dean Kamen, Founder
FRC Over 5,000 teams Over 54,000 high-school students (Grades 9-12) FIRST Robotics Competition Championship in St. Louis, MO KICK OFF: JANUARY 3TH, 2015 STOP BUILD: FEBRUARY 17TH, 2015
WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE GAME WILL BE UNTIL THE KICKOFF DATE 1/3/15
PRE-BUILD SEASON PRACTICES NEW MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE SESSIONS, WHERE CURRENT LEADERS WILL DEMONSTRATE BASIC SKILLS *** PRACTICE SESSION DATES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED VIA EMAIL
AFTER KICKOFF: WE HAVE SIX WEEKS TO: BRAINSTORM PROTOTYPE DESIGN BUILD TEST SHIP OUR ROBOT
Student Team Leaders Presidents: Noah Gamerman and Lily Eaton General Manager: Katy Duncan Mechanism: Ashton Herson and Tom Mercer Electronics: Chris Wlodychak and Scott Theisen Chassis: Daniel Spiwak Programming: Lizzie Board Mock Arena: James Stephens Safety: Brianne Bell Scouting: Connor Loftus and Jack Stonerock Treasurer: Tom Mercer Website/Social Media: Mike Bailey Spirit Pack Coordinator/Designer: Katy Duncan Photography: NEED VOLUNTEERS
MECHANISM Ashton Hershon--Tom Mercer BUILDS THE MECHANISMS THAT PERFORM THE PRIMARY TASKS OF THE ROBOT
ELECTRONICS Chris Wlodychak—Scott Thiesen ORGANIZES AND WIRES ALL OF THE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FOR THE ROBOT; CREATES ELECTRONICS BOARD; BUILDS DRIVER'S STATION; SETS UP PNEUMATIC SYSTEM; HELPS INTEGRATE PNEUMATIC PISTONS INTO THE MECHANISM
CHASSIS Daniel Spiwak DESIGNS AND BUILDS THE BASE FRAME AND THE TRANSMISSION OF THE ROBOT
PROGRAMMING Lizzy Board CREATES THE CODE THAT CONTROLS THE ROBOT; CODE IS WRITTEN IN LABVIEW; PROGRAMS AUTONOMOUS MODE
Mock Arena James Stephens Mock Arena designs and builds the practice arena to test the robot. Also the Mock Arena team works on pit design and other team related projects.
Scouting Connor Loftus—Jack Stonerock Scouting keeps track of the performance of other robots at competition so that during alliance selection we know what teams to pick.
WEBSITE Michael Bailey CREATES, IMPROVES AND UPDATES THE ROBOTICS WEBSITE w.jmhsrobotics.org
PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEOGRAPHY TAKES PICTURES AND VIDEOS; DOCUMENTS THE TEAM'S PROGRESS; CREATES END OF THE YEAR VIDEO/SLIDESHOW WE NEED SOMEONE TO FILL THIS POSITION!!
Treasurer Collects and compiles club dues, fundraising forms, and parent volunteer forms. Compiles the bill of materials at the end of the season --Dues $75 --Fundraising letter Packets --Parent Volunteer Forms Due on October 24 th, NEXT FRIDAY
Club Operating Costs It takes about $35,000 a year to operate the club Registration costs for competition alone costs almost $9,000 If we attend the FIRST Championship it costs an estimated extra $25,000, Normally the club has reserve funds for competition, however we spent those reserves in 2013
Fundraising Letters All students must send 10 fundraising letters ● Send only to family and friends – NO COMPANIES ● Letter packets distributed this evening Includes letters, envelopes and instructions ● ● Students supply the stamps (20) assemble the letters and seal them provide “To” and “From” addresses ● ● ● Must be returned to Robotics Inbox in Ms. Diglisics roombyby10/24 ● Do not mail the letters – the Club will mail them for you ●
Parent Volunteers Parent volunteers are critical to the success of the club Volunteers needed: ● ● Meal servers Shoppers Trip planners Trip chaperones End-of-year banquet coordinators ● ● ● ● ● Volunteer appreciation ● Volunteer forms on are the Resource page of the club's website, they are due on 10/24 ●
Team Vision and Goals Mechanism Vision -Have a Week to spare for testing of the robot. Goals -All of the freshmen are completely engaged in the robot build -Keep the room clean and put everything away correctly Scouting Vision -Devise more efficient way to scout with pit integration Goals -Build scouting station Programming Vision -Make sure everyone understand the code Goals -Everyone writes code Electronics Vision -Build a Modular electronics board - Have a defined place for electronics on the chassis Goals -Teach people to use the Robot Rio -Get the new motor controllers Chassis Vision -Have everybody contribute to the Chassis Goals -Teach everybody in chassis to use the mill Club-wide Vision -Have drivers with a large amount of practice before competition. -Devise a play style before we start building. -Go to nationals. -Build a respected safety program Goals -Have a head and vice president of each group
Regional Competitions Richmond (3/18-3/21) (tentative) Location – Richmond, Virginia Leave Wed evening and return Sat evening George Mason (3/25-3-28) Location – George Mason University, Virginia Pit crew attends Thursday and Friday, everyone attends Saturday. Due to the large costs that are associated with attending competitions the club will be using a system this year in which students will earn points towards the club paying for the members travel/hotel expenses for competition. Points will be based on the total number of meetings that a member attends
Build Meetings 5:15 – 8:30 pm Every day during the build season 9:00 – 2:00 pm Saturday, if necessary (towards end of season) Dinner is served from 5:15 – 5:45 during each meeting Meetings held in Ms. Diglisic’s room (Room 142) Meetings held at Vienna Volunteer Fire Department during Presidents Weekend (2/14 – 2/16)
Key Dates 10/24 1/3 1/5 – 2/13 1/19 1/30--2/2 2/14--2/17 2/17 3/18--3/21 3/25--3/28 --Dues due ($75) --Fundraising letter packets due --Kickoff potluck lunch (12 – 2) --Build meetings at JMHS --No meeting (school closed) --VVFD meetings (times TBD) --Last day to work on robot --Richmond Regional Competition (tentative) --George Mason Regional Competition