Hello. And welcome back to Eco Robotic’s bi-weekly newsletter, your place to get caught up on everything FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics. After taking a short hiatus after coming back from the Capital City Classic off season event in Sacramento (which I talked about in my last writing), team 8016 is back at it again.
In the remaining time before their next robotics challenge is announced on the first Saturday of this coming January, Eco Robotic’s leaders will be focusing their time on giving members in-depth seminars on subjects such as CAD (computer-aided design) and - especially - programming.
Amidst the stress of designing and building a robot in 9 weeks - which is less time then you might think it would take to do so - it is at times faster for the more experienced members of the team to do the majority of the CAD and coding of the robot themselves instead of thoroughly teaching the less experienced members of the team about what needs to be accomplished. Yes, newer members of the team are taught as they go along - just as they were in the offseason event that just took place - but now these members have the chance to focus their efforts on learning and practicing these more advanced skills so that when the season comes, they (and most importantly newer member of the team) can jump right in on building there next robot already knowing how everything functions and what to do.
If you are interested in reaching out or have any other questions or concerns for the team, feel free to contact Eco Robotics at firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out the form on our website.
See you all in two weeks for another exciting update on what’s to come!