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Visual identity

Visual identity

The visual identity is the basis of the communication strategy. This is the graphic style that must be associated with our team through different visual elements: the logo, the colors, the fonts, the templates (PowerPoint templates, Word documents …), the signatures, etc. Visual identity allows you to be identified at first glance, on any medium. All this information is gathered in our viual charter, available here (French version):

Team Budget

Team Budget

Budget for a season To assess its budget, it is imperative to choose the Regional in which the team wishes to participate and to decide how many members of the team will travel. Depending on the location, it will be easy to request quotes from airlines, youth hostels or hotels to start establishing a forecast. Robo’Lyon has always chosen to travel to the Regional with the whole team. It has always seemed important to us to bring the competition to…

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Create an FRC team

Create an FRC team

Anyone can create a FRC team, as long as it brings together high school students from the same school. Although the ultimate goal of a team is to compete in an official FIRST® Regional, the first step may be to participate in an Out of Season Regional. These are unofficial Regional organized by existing FRC teams in order to train before or after the period of official competition. A regional out of season in Lyon would allow young French teams…

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Bring together members

Bring together members

Students We recommend an enrollment of about 10 to 20 students to start. The students on the team must be high school students. In the best of cases, the team should start with second, first and final students. Thus continuity will be ensured by the youngest who will remain for several years in the team. mentors The team must be supervised by at least 2 mentors (the more there are, the better). There must be at least one high school…

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Required knowledge

Required knowledge

No prior knowledge is necessary, the goal is to learn. Only motivation will be decisive. Crafting and mastery of basic tools are essential skills. You also have to learn to use more complex tools such as the circular saw. Basic theoretical knowledge in dynamics and general mechanics must be acquired to calculate gear ratios, moments and coefficients of friction. Numerous teaching resources are provided by the teams and by FIRST® to learn from scratch. A third technical skill to acquire…

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Safety

Safety

Security is an element not to be overlooked. The presence of a responsible adult is required at all times. Students will be exposed to potentially dangerous tools which should be handled with care. They must wear basic personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, ear muffs or gloves to avoid any risk of accident.

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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Team composition

Team composition

A team is generally made up of 10 to 40 students, but certain American teams can have more than 150 students. Officially, no minimum or maximum quota is set. Only the age group is imposed: from 14 to 18 years old. Robo’Lyon is made up of about 25 students and 10 mentors each year. In 2019, there were: 9 secondes (10th grade), 7 première (11th grade), 7 terminales (12th grade) and 11 mentors. Mentoring Mentoring is one of the flagship…

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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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