CURRICULUM

The job of the Curriculum Subcommittee was to develop curriculum to assist mentors and coaches with the utilization of kit components.  The efforts of the two who wrote the “How-to” manuals can be seen in the appendices.  Appendix N has the explanation of what is in the kit and how each of the key electrical or mechanical parts works.  Appendix O gives some general guidelines for building robots and a resource to utilize during the design and fabrication process.  The 2001 revision of these manuals included photos of the components as well as several steps in the build process of a typical robot.  These will be added to the end of this document in Appendix R.

This subcommittee also arranged for the mentorship of all teams needing assistance of a technical nature.  Booths were set up at the Kick-off event where veteran robot-builders demonstrated kit components to people who were new to robotics.  Four times during the pre-season, workshops were held where important steps in the building processes were explained or done as a group under the watchful eye of “experts”.  At the sessions, engineers from , GM, SMC Pneumatics and DaimlerChrysler showed teams both the theory and the practical techniques of robotic design and construction.

 

 

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