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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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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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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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Internal Organisation

Internal Organisation

Distribution of roles It is advisable to operate under the statute of association law 1901. Several roles will have to be allotted to the members of the team (not to exclude the pupils from these roles): Accounting Legal Communication (at least one student) Partnership (at least one adult) Robotics and mechanics (at least 5 people) We can combine roles, but above all we must ensure that the first objectives are met. It is important that these roles are not fixed,…

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Team identity

Team identity

Why is it important to define quickly? To be talked about and to be noticed To start getting in touch with other FRC teams To look for partners An FRC team is first identified by name and team number. The number is assigned to the team only when it registers for its first official Regional. After this allocation, it can no longer change. The first thing to do is find the name of the team. The best is that it…

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Awards

Awards

In addition to matches, different awards can be awarded to the teams, such as the quality award, the creativity award, the safety award, the innovation in control (programming) award, etc. These awards are prepared in advance by the teams and are awarded by the judges who observe the teams before and during the competition by talking to the students. Only three awards qualify for the championship: The Chairman’s award (translated “president’s award” in Quebec). It is the most prestigious award…

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Unfolding of a regional

Unfolding of a regional

he FRC Regional teams bring together around fifty teams and take place over the course of three days. The first day is devoted to training matches. The teams make the final adjustments to the robot, the pilots train and scooting can start (observation of the other robots for the strategy). The robot must also pass the compulsory inspection where everything will be scrutinized: the robot’s weight, size, electronics, tires … Inspectors are sometimes very picky! Qualifying matches begin on the…

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FRC Match

FRC Match

In a match, the red alliance and the blue alliance compete against each other. Each alliance consists of three robots. Each robot belongs to a team and is accompanied by the drive team which remains behind the alliance station. The drive team is made up the driver, the co-driver, the team captain, the field technician and the human player who interacts directly with the robots during matches (e.g. in 2018, he had to fill chests with cubes given by the…

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FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST Robotics Competition

The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) stands out from other competitions because everything is bigger: events, playing fields, robots, budgets… Today there are more than 4000 teams all over the world. In short: on kick-off day, which is in January, there is a video explaining the challenge of the season that is broadcast live to all the teams, as well as a specification with precise rules. From this moment, teams have a very limited time (6 to 9 weeks) to build…

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