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Our Mission is to inspire and motivate students to pursue careers in engineering, science, technology and mathematics through participation in a sports-like science and engineering-based robotics competition.

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30 September 2015 - (42 Days of BEST) - Week 3 Tasks

Week 3 (click for details)

  • Get your Liability Forms complete & signed! (See Resources > Forms > Consent/Release)
  • Complete Test Drive Deliverables online (earlier is better) - roster, music clip, logo, team/robot name
  • Construct working prototype based on your decisions last week
  • Develop some preliminary robot control program (software)
  • Decide what you will test & evaluate at Test Drive
  • Prepare to have your notebook reviewed (very informal)
  • Finalize plans for team exhibit, start construction
  • Contact media, continue community relations activities

18 September 2015 - YouTube Video Contest

The criteria and topics for the Youtube Video Contest can be found under the Rules menu or here. We hope to get some great (and useful) videos from you!

Submit via your Team Dashboard before Practice Day (Oct 17)!

16 September 2015 - How are You Progressing?

To remind you of what your team should be accomplishing, I'm posting excerpts from the 42 days of BEST presentation. Surely this is not everything you should be doing but it is a good place to start:

Week 1 (click for details)

  • Research the game theme
  • Select a rules "expert"
  • Setup team structure/responsibilities
  • Make a detailed schedule with milestones
  • Set yourself some goals
  • Develop initial design concepts
  • Create marketing/publicity plans
  • Create testing plans
  • Get necessary training
  • Get software installed

Week 2 (click for details)
  • Preliminary design
  • Do some prototyping/evaluating
  • Develop preliminary software design
  • Work on research paper for notebook
  • Design/select a team logo & team name
  • Plan & start your team website
  • Plan for best dressed award

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