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Month: February 2020

Off-Season

Off-Season

The post-season allows the team to land to take a step back from their work during the season. The goal is to learn from mistakes and improve your organization for the following season. Then, we must continue to work on prototypes in order to better anticipate future challenges. After Montreal 2019, a shooter and a wooden elevator were created by the students. It is also the time to participate in fairs as an exhibitor (like SIDO in May 2019, the…

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Regional preparation

Regional preparation

Registration for the Regional: This is the very first step which consists in creating the team on the FIRST® site, after having determined 2 coaches. https: //www.FIRST®inspires.org/robotics/frc At Robo’Lyon, coach 1 is the president and head of the establishment, coach 2 the secretary of the establishment, mentor of the team. Thus, the two coaches will receive emails throughout the season from FIRST® mentioning the different stages, important dates… of the season. It is from this site that the team will…

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Build Season

Build Season

After the kick-off begins the construction season. This will end during the first competition in which the team participates. The transport time of the robot amputates more precious time during this period. Thus, the construction period lasts from 6 to 10 weeks. It is therefore not a sprint but a marathon full of pitfalls. To advance as much as possible, the team must meet every weekend (Saturday + Sunday) and on certain Wednesdays. To explain the course of a construction…

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Kick-Off

Kick-Off

The kick-off marks the real start of the season and takes place on the first Saturday in January. It was during the kick-off that the game of the year was revealed. This event begins with the broadcast of a video presentation of the game and then the game manual. First, all the resources are in English, then FIRST® Québec publishes a French version in the evening. Videos presenting FRC games since 2002 can be found at this address: https: //www.FIRST®inspires.org/resource-library/frc/archived-game-documentation…

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Preseason

Preseason

The main objectives of the pre-season are to get to know each other, gain skills in tools and methods and raise funds to start the season on the right foot. It is also an opportunity to refine the organization based on the mentors who will be involved throughout the season. Increase skills in tools and methods: during the 4 months of the pre-season, students are mainly mobilized on Saturdays. A software and technical learning program are put in place by…

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Recruitment and integration

Recruitment and integration

Recruitment The season begins with the recruitment of new ones (Sophomores and a few Juniors). Depending on the places available and the demand of high school students, a selection system can be implemented. It is important to communicate about the team within the school to generate interest among the largest number of students. In our school, Robo’Lyon is known to all because: we are mentioned many times during presentations and meetings, we have open workshop sessions, many students follow us…

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Mentoring

Mentoring

Mentoring is one of the flagship values ​​of the competition. This is the link created between the students of the team and the more experienced adults involved in the project. Very often, they are high school teachers, parents of students, outside professionals who provide the team with their experience, or students (often former high school students / team). Robo’Lyon’s mentors in 2019 are: 3 students (former students of the team), 7 students’ parents (or former students), and 1 high school…

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At regionals

At regionals

In the pits In competition, a pit (stand) is allocated to each team so that they can store their belongings (tools, bags, etc.) and repair their robot. Students are permanently present (except while our team is playing) to answer questions from other teams, visitors, sometimes the media, but also and above all judges who go around the wells to question the students. Thus, each team personalizes its well at the start of the competition in order to make it conform…

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Website

Website

On the besite, we can afford to go further in the explanations and make more resources available to visitors. Robo’Lyon website: https://www.robolyon.com/ Here is a list of good websites from other teams, you should take inspiration from them: Team 4481 – Rembrandts – https://teamrembrandts.com/ Team 148 – Robowranglers – https://www.robowranglers148.com/ Team 1678 – Citrus Circuit – https://www.citruscircuits.org/ Team 2471 – Mean Machine – https://team2471.org/

Newsletter

Newsletter

The newsletter (translated “newsletter” in French) is an email sent regularly to members (partners, family, students, high school teachers, etc.) and to anyone who wishes to receive it. Each newsletter consists of two to five small articles with photos, on the news of the team. The frequency of broadcasting varies from one per month in the pre-season to one per week in the construction season. These can be developed and disseminated using the Mail Chimp platform. List of Robo’Lyon newsletters:…

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