Our team is split up into multiple sub-teams to deal with different aspects of the FIRST robotics challenge. We have split our team into two major sub-teams: Robot, and Community Outreach and Public Relations (COPR).
The Robot team consists of three groups of students. These groups form the core of the robot development portion of the team. If it belongs on the robot, it was made by these students.Mechanical
The mechanical team makes the robot and all of the attachments. Students get training with SolidWorks, a variety of tools and materials, and have the opportunity to learn about the engineering process.
On this sub-team you will be very hands on, working close to the robot. You’ll always find mechanical students in the competition pits fine-tuning and maintaining the bot. If you want to join this sub-team, prepare to get your hands dirty and have lots of fun.
Command and Control
Command and Control is the sub-team responsible for breathing life into the FRC competition robot. The sub-team programs the robot to be able to play the FRC game, as well as writing the autonomous program the robot uses to drive itself for the first 15 seconds of each match. Students on this sub-team will learn fundamentals of programming, sensor integration, and system automation. Students will be taught the programming language LabVIEW from the basics of the language to advanced topics, such as architecture design and automation.
Along with learning software design principles, students will be taught about a variety of sensors. They will be taught what sensors are, how to use them, and how they can be utilized in automation efforts.
This sub-team is the life blood of the robot. On this team you will learn about electrical circuit design, electrical power balancing, cable pathway design and cable making. Also critical as battery management. This team has to work hand in hand with C&C for sensor placement, selection and implementation.
If you plan to join this sub-team be ready to fight through the jungle of wires to power up the bot to victory.
Community Outreach and Public Relations (COPR)
The COPR team has also been broken into groups, these students are responsible for all of the team’s external communication. If it involves the team’s image, the COPR team is responsible for managing it.Awards
The Awards team focuses on being the public face of the team. Students on this team will plan outreach events and work on earning awards at competitions.One such award is the Chairman’s award. This is the most prestigious award in FIRST and is given to the team which best exemplifies the values of FIRST.
Being on this sub-team will connect you with the team, its history, and its plans for the future. Students on this team have lots of fun while connecting with people both inside and outside of the team. If you want to be on this sub-team, then be ready to plan and communicate with your fellow Bees to pave a bright future for the team.
The Media sub-team makes the face of the team. These students document our team and its achievements, captures photos, and creates videos that depict how fun it is to be a Bee. Students on this team have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of different programs (including Adobe Lightroom and Premiere Pro) that allow you to express your creativity.
There is always something you can do on this team. If you plan to join this sub-team then be ready to let your creativity go crazy and have lots of fun and laughs.