FIRST Robotics Team Recruiting Meeting 6/23/04

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FIRST Robotics Team
Recruiting Meeting
6/23/04
Point of Contact
• Kim O’Toole: Systems Engineer
X3353 [email protected]
– HS Founding member of UTC Team 176
– Founded Clarkson University Team 229
– Volunteered for FIRST 2000-2002
• Assistance from Teams
– #229 Clarkson Univ. (Potsdam, NY)
– #891 Syracuse Research Corp (Syr, NY)
What is FIRST?
• FIRST stands for For Inspiration and
Recognition of Science and
Technology
• The Goal of FIRST is to use
Corporate and Community
involvement to inspire High School
students to pursue Science and
Technology
About
FIRST
Founded By Dean
Kamen – Inventor
Extraordinaire!
What is FIRST?
• FIRST is based around a 6 week
design and build period in which
teams create a robot which will
compete in a sporting event like
competition
About FIRST
• There are now almost 1000 teams in all 50
states, North America, South America, and
Europe, with sponsors like NASA, Kodak,
Bausch & Lomb, BAE, UTC, GM, Lockheed
Martin, Boeing and more!
• Harris GCSD sponsors the South Brevard
Team #386
Harris & FIRST
• Sponsoring Penfield High School
• Working with Judy Graham – parent
and St. John Fisher Professor
• Full Support from Principal Mark Van
Vliet
• Penfield Teacher – Linda Martina
Local Teams
Local to Rochester
Team # Sponsor(s)
73
Bausch & Lomb/RIT
191
Xerox
211
Eastman Kodak
340
Bausch & Lomb
578
Gleason Works
1126
Xerox
1405
NASA
1450
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High School
Edison Tech
Wilson
John Marshall HS
Churchville-Chili
Fairport
Webster HSs
Charles Finney HS
Global Media Arts HS
Other Teams Nearby
Team # Sponsor(s)
20
RPI
145
Procter & Gamble
174
UTC Carrier
229
Clarkson University
250
GE
639
BorgWarner Auto/Cornell
891
Syracuse Research Center
1468
1493
RPI
High School
Shenendehowa Central
Norwich HS
Liverpool HS
Massena & Salmon River
Colonie Central
Ithaca HS
Central Tech
Hicksville HS
Albany HS
Approximate Schedule
• June-Sept ’04 Recruiting & Organizing
• Sept-Dec ’04 Team building Meetings held
once a week at night
• Jan-Feb ’05 Design and Build Phase: 3-5
nights a week, weekends as needed
• March-April ’05 Competition Time!!
Competitions are Thurs-Sat. and teams
can attend 1-5 regional competitions
(based on location and timing) and one
national competition (based on
qualification)
Sample Schedule
June-Sept ’04
Sept-Dec ’04
Team Organization
Team Building
Meetings: As Required
Meetings: 1/wk (TH?)
Jan-Feb ’05
March-April ‘05
Design & Build
Competition Time!!
Meetings: Team & Build
2/wk (M/W?), Subteams
(A/R),
Meetings: As Required
Weekend Building 1/wk
(Sa?)
Competitions: TH-Sa
(likely 2 Competitions)
Time Commitment
• Preseason – You should be able to
attend team meetings 1/wk.
Additional subteam work is optional.
• Inseason – You should be able to
attend meetings 2/wk for the six
weeks. Additional subteam and
design work will require extra time.
Team Specialties
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Electrical
Mechanical
Programming
Fabrication
Animation
Web Design
Logo/Art
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Coaching
Strategy
Fundraising
Spirit
Business
Marketing
Photo/Video
The Arena 2004 – Georgia Dome!
Even the
Announcers get
Into the Spirit!
Some Teams
Bring Their Own
Bands!
Teams get only 6 weeks to Design & Build, so
often practice day is hectic!!
The Pit Area
Let the Games
Begin!!!
Have you Ever seen Kids this Excited about Technology??
The Excitement
in the air is
electric!
And contagious!
The
Drive
Teams
The Girls!
All the Hard Work Pays off!! Every Team Wins.
So Many ways to Win.
Video
Documents
How to Get Involved
• Sign up on Sign-In Sheet
• Email me at [email protected] with any
questions
• Fill out the Info Sheet
• Attend the Kick-Off Meeting
• If you know of anyone interested and not
present, have them email me as well.
Thanks for
Coming!!

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