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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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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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Ressources to start

Ressources to start

Budget A budget of 3000 € minimum would be a good objective in order to participate in the Lyon off-season Regional. This would provide construction equipment, tools, and a specific FRC starter kit (electronics, motors, wheels, etc.). Tools A classic toolbox is essential (screwdriver, keys, etc.), you will also need: Drill vices Circular saw Hole saw Metal saw Screws Lime Location A room will be required. It must be accessible on weekends in order to work there, mount the robot…

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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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Build a robot

Build a robot

Machining parts for your robot can be done in 3 different ways: conventional (or precision mechanical) machining, the use of 3D printers, and the use of specialized companies. Conventional machining is done with machines available to individuals, such as milling machines, CNCs, or lathes that allow you to machine your own parts following your own plans. These machines require excellent mastery with the compulsory supervision of an adult with experience in precision mechanical machining. Machining can also be done with…

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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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