Harris/Penfield FIRST Robotics Team

Report
Harris/Penfield
FIRST Robotics
Team
All Team Kickoff Meeting
9/23/04
Agenda
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Introductions
Harris Overview
Year Schedule/Information
Activity
Subteams
• Note: be thinking about a team name/logo
Introductions
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Your Name
From Harris, PHS, Community, etc.
Harris – Your Job
PHS – Your Grade
Harris Corporation
• International communications equipment
company focused on providing product,
system, and service solutions for commercial
and government customers.
• Four operating divisions serve markets for
Microwave, Broadcast, Secure Tactical
Radio, and Government Communications
Systems.
• With more than 10,000 employees, including
5,000 engineers and scientists, Harris is a
technology powerhouse.
Harris History
• Alfred & Charles G. Harris
• 1895: Harris Automatic Press Company
• 1957: Harris-Seybold merged with Intertype
Corporation to form Harris-Intertype,
decided to become a communications
company.
• 1957-59: Acquired Gates Radio of Quincy,
Illinois (now Broadcast Division) and PRD
Electronics of Brooklyn, New York, a
producer of microwave test equipment
Harris History
• 1967-80: Acquired Radiation Incorporated,
space and military electronics in Florida, RF
Communications of Rochester, NY and
Farinon Corporation - microwave radios.
• 1983: Sold its printing equipment business,
and acquired Lanier Business Products,
world’s largest independent supplier of office
systems
• 1999: Harris refocused all of its resources on
the Global Communications Equipment
market, sold its Semiconductor business –
Intersil – and spun off Lanier Worldwide.
RF Communications
• Leading supplier of secure voice and data
communications products, systems and
networks to military, government, and
commercial organizations worldwide.
• Currently fielding HF, VHF, UHF, and
Multiband manpack radio systems, as well as
VHF Handheld Radios.
• UHF and Multiband Handheld Radios are in
development.
FIRST Information
• FIRST Website: www.usfirst.org
• Our Website: www.penfieldrobotics.com
– Registration Form Page
– Forums – Make sure to register!
• Finger Lakes Regional: http://first.rit.edu
Important Dates
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January 8th – Kickoff Event! (Saturday)
February 22nd – Ship Robot!!
March 3-5th – Finger Lakes Regional
(March 24-26th – Cleveland OH Regional)
(March 10-12th – Pittsburgh Regional)
(April 21-23rd – National Championships)
Preseason Training
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Drive Train Design
Mechanisms Design
Electrical/Wiring/Pneumatics
Mechanical – CAD/MasterCAM
Programming
Tools/Machinery
Animation
Meetings
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Training Sessions
Subteam Work
Mini Competitions
Team Building
Team Needs: Announcements, Events,
Signups, Etc.
Additional Opportunities
• Harris Tour & Machine Shop
• Xerox Team 191 Location Tour
• Mechanisms/Mechanical Design Training –
possibly by Clarkson University
• Rookie Team Trainings – Xerox teams 191,
1126, B&L/RIT Team 73.
• Robovation Rookie Kit
Questions about
the Team?
(short break)
Activity!!
Subteams! (In Preseason)
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Mechanical/Fabrication
Electrical/Pneumatics
Programming
Webpage
Business/Marketing/Fundraising
Animation
Strategy/Drive/Rules
Photography/Videography
Spirit/Logo
Awards
Mechanical/Fabrication
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Learn Autodesk Inventor
Learn MasterCAM
Design & Build a preseason drivetrain
Design & Build a preseason mechanism
Review past years competitions for
ideas
Electrical/Pneumatics
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Develop a preseason prototype board
Learn motor characteristics
Learn wiring diagram
Learn Pneumatics rules/regulations
Develop a sample pneumatics
demonstration
Programming
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Learn C Programming Language
Understand last years sample code
Make modifications/improvements
Develop techniques for autonomous
mode
• Use the Robovation kit for practice
Webpage
• Learn Webpage criteria from FIRST
• Develop a webpage theme around our
team
• Bring content to the webpage
• Maintain and update the webpage
• Maintain and update the forums
Business/Marketing/Fundraising
• Develop a team business plan/handbook
• Come up with ideas to spread news about
our team
• Develop a mission statement
• Maintain the budget
• Implement fundraising for students & team
Animation
• Review Animation submission rules
• Learn Autodesk 3DS
• Develop a theme/idea for the
submission
• Begin creation of the submission
Strategy/Drive/Rules
• Review and learn the rules from last year
• Decide on methods for strategy development
• Learn what has worked well in the past (from
other teams?)
• Train drivers & human players in preason
Photography/Videography
• Record all meetings & team events
through photo video & documents
• Maintain a database of photos/videos
etc
• Work with webpage and marketing
teams
• Help in creation of awards submissions
Spirit/Logo
• Brainstorm Team Name/Logo
• Make contacts for team shirts & buttons
• Come up with ideas for team
paraphernalia
• Host fun team (& interteam) activities
Awards
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Review last years awards
Review Scholarships
Begin creating ideas for the submissions
Assign students to the submissions
Work with other subteams on the
submissions
• Chairman’s/Rookie All Star Award
Break into Subteams & Give
and Obtain Information
• Find the current amount of knowledge
for each subteam
• Review last years information
• Find out what subteam wants to
learn/contribute
• Signups!
Thanks for
Coming!
NEXT MEETING:
September

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