Subgroups

Sponsorship and Fundraising

  • Local Sponsors
    1. Seek new local sponsors: money, food, parts, supplies
    2. Revisit current local sponsors
  • Corporate Sponsors
  • Seek new corporate sponsors
  • Restaurant fundraisers
  • Brainstorm new fundraisers
  • Communicate with sponsors on a regular basis
  • Letters to current sponsors
    1. Ask and thank for continued sponsorship
    2. Invite to current events and treat them as VIPs
    3. End of year wrap up letter
  • Sponsor gifts
  • Keep sponsors updated on competitions
  • Help with business plan
  • Help with Team Budget

 

Purchasing and Accounting

  • Create Purchasing Order Form
  • Purchase Supplies
  • Document Purchases and Shipments
  • Work with Sponsorship/Fundraising-Track Money Flow
  • Help with business plan
  • Help with Team Budget

Branding

  • Update team handbook, Team membership policies and Varsity letter requirements
  • Judge’s packets or Judge’s information board with extra sheets
  • Business plan
  • Alumni database
  • Team buttons
    • Take submissions for current year’s team button
    • Hold team vote for new button
    • Coordinate with NHS relations leader to distribute buttons to NHS staff
  • Team attire
    • Design shirts, mentor shirts, jackets, headbands, sweatpants, and hats
    • Coordinate, collect payments, and distribute team orders
    • New vendor search, if needed
    • Give team option to research other spirit wear
  • Sell team magnets and backpacks to team and at open house
  • Manage team spirit gear throughout the season and at competitions
  • Ensure Brand Continuity
  • Make a list of paper plate awards & delegate assistance in creation of awards
  • History of team
    • Newspaper articles
    • Season documentation
    • Team demographics
    • Team roster
    • Team emails

Media

  • Update team member composite
  • Constant Youtube Vlogs/ Update videos
  • Post on Robostang Social Media (Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook)
  • Create Promo Video
  • Develop a photography system at each event and meeting (all pictures on Google Photos)
  • Organize pictures on Google Photos
  • Create Recap Video with pictures/music for the end of the year party
  • Senior Yearbooks
    • Acquire senior pictures and graduation information
    • Make 1-3 pages documenting each event (awards/honors)
    • Laminate and piece together each copy before deadline
  • Distribute pictures to others as needed.

 

Journalism

  • Update website weekly throughout build season and as needed in off season.
  • Change certain images of the website to be season/game appropriate
  • Maintain weekly build & team updates
  • Maintain monthly calendar for team and for fans
  • Update Sponsor List
  • Update Media Gallery
  • Maintain attendance and outreach website(.net)
  • Event documentation
    • Record alliance partners
    • Get list of peer awards recipients from awards leader
  • Season activities summary
  • Organize and document all newspaper articles on the teams

Presentations

  • Help create and prepare presenting teams/individuals (Chairman’s, Dean’s List, Engineering Inspiration, etc.)

Submissions

  • Submit applications and essays for awards (Chairman’s Essay, Dean’s List Essay, and Etc.) and select those presenting.

Jr.FLL

  • Organize Jr.FLL Team-Registration, Paperwork, Division of Teams
  • Reserve Meeting Space
  • Assign Mentors for all Jr.FLL Teams
  • Manage budget and order supplies for teams (kits, poster boards, medals)
  • Facilitate communications between teams and mentors.
  • Plan and Organize Jr.FLL Expo

FLL

  • Organize FLL Team-Registration, Paperwork, Division of Teams
  • Reserve Meeting Space
  • Assign Mentors for all FLL Teams
  • Rent EV3 kits to Team and any other items
  • Manage budget and order supplies for teams (kits, poster boards, medals)
  • Facilitate communications between teams and mentors.

FTC

  • Organize FTC Team-Registration, Paperwork, Division of Teams
  • Reserve Meeting Space
  • Assign Mentors for all FTC Teams
  • Manage budget and order supplies for teams (kits, poster boards, medals)
  • Facilitate communications between teams and mentors.

Global Outreach

  • Run a community outreach event at kickoff
  • Organize a collaborative meeting with another Michigan team
  • Develop FIRST in Michigan contact list
  • Develop a relationship with at least one Boys and Girls Club Team
  • Maintain Relationships with teams in India, China and Australlia

CAD

  • Create a hardware and software deployment plan
  • Develop a daily data backup plan
  • Define data structure for assembly
  • Provide detailed designs to drive train, game specific and end game
  • Format data for part fabrication
  • Support build on site as required
  • Define level of CAD execution pre-season (i.e. award)
  • Prepare presentation data
  • Create a cube package design for build team
  • Archive CADs on BOK

Drive Train

  • Inventory and maintain all components
  • Read, know and abide by all FIRST regulations specific to your area of build
  • Design, build and test a drive train chosen for the current FIRST game
  • Make sure robot is in working order for all off season events
  • Make sure that all of the materials and tools pertaining to your area are ready and packed in the trailer for competitions
  • Assist in the pit at competitions when needed

Game Specific

  • Inventory and maintain all components
  • Read, know and abide by all FIRST regulations specific to your area of build
  • Design, build and test systems to manipulate the game pieces and/or field elements for the current FIRST game
  • Create and apply team identification and sponsor logo decals, abiding by all FIRST specifications
  • Make sure robot is in working order for all off-season events
  • Make sure that all of the materials and tools pertaining to your area are ready and packed in the trailer for competitions
  • Assist in the pit at competitions when needed

Electrical

  • Inventory and maintain all critical electrical components
  • Read, know and abide by all FIRST regulations specific to your area of build
  • Design electrical board and wire map for each year’s robot
  • Choose and install all necessary sensors
  • Work with other design and development subgroups to create a cohesive and functional system
  • Manage charging and inventory of all batteries and chargers
  • Make sure robot is in working order for all off-season events
  • Make sure that all of the materials and tools pertaining to your area are ready and packed in the trailer for competitions
  • Assist in the pit at competitions when needed

Shop Management (Machining)

  • Manage charging and inventory of all batteries and chargers
  • Make sure robot is in working order for all off-season events
  • Make sure that all of the materials and tools pertaining to your area are ready and packed in the trailer for competitions
  • Assist in the pit at competitions when needed
  • Machining parts for the robot
  • Work with the router (CNC)

Competition Strategy

  • Analyze game and possible strategies
  • Recommend a plan of action to design the robot
  • Ensure robot’s design fits game objectives
  • Become an expert on game rules
  • Lead strategy discussion at competitions

Scouting

  • Create a scouting plan including data sheet and method
  • Organize scouts for events
  • Collect scouting data and deliver to drive team
  • Pre-scout for pictures and info

Playing Field

  • Find other teams to share a field
  • Define location for playing field
  • Interpret rules for field
  • Gather material to build field and game specific elements
  • Develop timeline to build field
  • Build field

Pit & Safety

  • Inventory and help pack all pit items for competitions
  • Set up pit at competitions with build team
  • Designate and train Safety Captain
  • Create and execute safety training plan
  • Support with judge communication

Code Development

  • Prepare modular programs on target software
  • Develop and test reliable drive and autonomous code
  • Create flow charts and posters to demonstrate code to judges
  • Work with drive team to setup controls and parameters
  • Work with electrical and build to define controls logic
  • Testing and validation

Code Quality

  • Design, create and maintain a testing framework for FRC code.
  • Test features from Code Development’s Code
  • Works closely with code development to test and implement code for the robot.

Code Research

  • Prepare new programmers
  • Manage and develop code projects
  • Develop software for other areas of the team: scouting, attendance, outreach, etc.

General Machining

  • Travelling to General Motors Proving Grounds during the season to make parts on the mills, lathes, and waterjet.

Machining Quality Assurance

  • Works with general machining members to ensure that all parts produced meet Robostangs Standards.

CNC/CAM

  • Works with CAD members to produce parts on the router. Jobs include being able to define job paths and safely operating the router.