At our last meeting, mentor Steve Willingham went over “Building Tips for a Reliable Robot”, which we’re sharing here. This was the first of several Quality Assurance sessions we’re employing this season, to help team members design and build with greater intentionality and better reliability.
The results so far look promising. Team members are building more carefully and with an eye to the bigger competition picture regarding robot requirements and efficient maintenance during the season.
Besides being great fun, Get Over It! offers some great build challenges and terrific opportunities for some solid engineering education.
Steve Willingham, co-coach of TDT, was interviewed at coolTECH by Bernie Borges back in June. He only had 90 seconds to explain what the Borges was looking at in our booth, and we think he did a great job! The reporter was particularly interested in the Skypebot , which showed how team members don’t confine themselves to the scope of the competition, but extend their FIRST education to other concepts and ideas.