Rookie Alert- Plan ahead~Robot transportation tips~We're here to help
As the final days of build season tick by and your robot still isn’t ready, participation in FRC can seem a little discouraging. Don’t give up—plan ahead!
Run through the robot inspection list BEFORE you crate or bag your robot. Your robot must pass inspection before you may compete. Knowing you have a competition ready robot will save you time and effort at your first event.
Teams are provided with an empty pit space at competition events. What tools and spare parts do you want to have on hand? You have from Stop Build Day (2/19/13) until you travel to your first event to plan your workspace and pack supplies.
Join Michael Klanica and Ron Borden for the Ask an Expert call “Getting Ready for your FRC Competition”. The call will be taking place on Wednesday, 2/6/13 at 7 pm ET. You can find details on all of this season’s Ask an Expert calls here: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/frc-senior-mentor-teleconference-recordings.
This is the hardest fun you will ever have, and the most unique Coopertition® you will ever experience, so don’t give up now!
Robot Transportation tips:
Verify you have a method to transport your robot to your competition event. Now that you know the rough size of your robot, do you have a safe way to lift it? Do you have a cart to move it from place to place at the competition event? Do you have a vehicle large enough to transport the robot, the cart and your pit supplies?
Every team must provide proof that they ceased working on their robot on or before Stop Build Day (2/19/13). Details are available in Section 5 of the Administrative Manual- Robot Transportation: http://frc-manual.usfirst.org/viewItem/8.
We’re here to help:
If you have any questions, please contact Team Support at email@example.com or 1-800-871-8326, “0” – they are eager to help you during this rookie season!
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