2014 Administrative Manual Sections 1-5 and Something New
Sections 1 through 5 of the 2014 Administrative Manual have been posted. Section 6, Awards, is still in work but will be posted shortly.
You can find these sections here: http://frc-manual.usfirst.org/
Something New – Robot Displays
I’ll admit the FRC Administrative Manual isn’t much of a page-turner, but it’s packed with information you need to know, along with many helpful tips. Even if you’re a veteran team with many years under your belt, you should read it through completely.
This year, it includes a new section on Robot Displays, Section 5.4.3. To help with marketing and community outreach, teams will be able to show off their robot for short periods, out of the bag, after Stop Build Day. No work or practice may be done during these show times. You should read the rest of the rules in this section for yourself, I don’t want to spoil the ending.* We had occasionally granted these requests on a team-by-team basis over the last few years, it just made sense for us to include this in the manual and give the option broadly to all teams. Just make sure to follow those rules!
Hope all of you who are celebrating holidays this week have wonderful ones!
*SPOILER ALERT. If you can’t wait, I’ll tell you the end. Tom Baker makes an appearance as the museum curator.