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A Presentation by Joe Passofaro
Mentor - FTC Teams 3855,3387,3385
FRC Team 2169, KING TeC
Transitions FTC - FRC
It’s just a
bigger
game
With a few more
rules
The Basics
• It’s a bigger team
• You need more sponsors &
$$
• You need engineering
mentors - eventually
• You need a larger space
• You need some place to
fabricate parts
• You have less time
Minimum Team Size
*Mechanical Engineering - 2
*Electrical Engineering - 1
*Programming - 1
*Strategy/Scouting -2
The Mature Team
*Mechanical Engineering - 6
*Electrical Engineering - 2+
*Programming - 2+
*Strategy/Scouting - 6+
CAD/Prototyping – current game/future games - 2+
Marketing - 2+
Finance/Fundraising – Sustainability - 1+
Chairman’s Award - 3+
Communications /Web Design- 2+
Business Planning - 2+
Included from above
Build Team 6 - Drive Team 4 - Pit Crew 6
Mentor
Captains
Heads of departments
Mechanical
Electrical
CAD
Scouting/Strategy
Marketing
Business Plan
Fundraising
Programming
Prototyping /
Build Team
Chairman’s Award
Public Relations
Build Team - Drive Team - Pit Crew
Outreach
Communications
Web Site Dev.
Your Team
•Who do you have
Students,Mentors
•Who do you need
Expertise
•What do you have
Equipment, space
•What do you need
Focus on The Minimum
•How much do you have
Money, Money, $$$$$$
•How much do you need
Sponsors, Fundraisers
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
Can You Compete
Let the awards be
your guide
• Check the
Manuel
• Ask where
can your team
compete
• 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
Success
•Rolling robot on the floor
What you built works
•Functioning Pit
Organized – Not Chaos
•Participation
•Education
Shipped on time, make every round
The kids know more
•Sustainability
The kids want to come back
•True Success
The kids had fun
Let The Games Begin

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