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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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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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Social medias

Social medias

Social media The most commonly used social networks are: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, twitter. At Robo’Lyon, we use Facebook: @RoboLyonOff, Instagram: @robolyonoff and LinkedIn: Robo’Lyon Officiel Each network has a particular use because they have different communities and functionalities. To maximize the impact of our publications, they are written in French, then in English. In order to organize and coordinate within the communication team, we can use “social media management” tools such as Buffer. Buffer allows you to schedule several publications…

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Why do we need to communicate ?

Why do we need to communicate ?

Keep our community informed about our activities. The community corresponds to international teams, partners, the family of team members, the school, etc. Promote our partners, make them known, allow them to communicate in turn on the partnership. Maintain links with other FRC teams. By maintaining our newsfeed, they know that the team exists and they will be better able to ask us for help or help. Team Exploading Bacon contacted us via Instagram in 2018 so that we could translate…

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Marketing

Marketing

Organisation Each year, between 3 and 4 students in the team devote themselves to the business part. Their role is to work on: the partnership, the events and above all the communication that we will develop in this part. These students manage this part in priority but they can (and must) be involved in other more technical projects of the team. Conversely, the business team can ask technical students to work on joint projects (example: development of a video presentation…

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Marketing Sofwares

Marketing Sofwares

In competition: for the partners to benefit from the visibility that is promised to them, their logos must be displayed on the site, networks, t-shirts, roll-ups, stickers on robot sponsor plates, etc. Software to master for communication Video editing: Adobe Première Pro and Imovie (for quick editing) Photography and photo montage: Adobe Photoshop Layout (ex: flyers, booklets): Adobe In Design Illustrations (eg sponsor logos, t-shirts): Adobe Illustrator These professional software are powerful, but they require learning and a few hours…

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