The team’s 2015-16 plan

The team’s goals for the 2015-2016 season are the following

– Lab organization
– Win regional and go to worlds!
– Team 1/4 girls
– Finish robot earlier in build season
– Score autonomous points
– Fundraising more
– Outreach
– 2-4k for last season’s cost
– Hold mock build seasons this summer and fall

 

In order to achieve these goals tyhe team held a 2015-2016 planning meeting here is the schedule they came up with:

May 2015:

  • Thank you video – ethan
  • Sponsorship video – ethan
  • Leadership team – yash
  • Figure out off season events – landon
  • Fundraising meting – yash
  • Clean up room – jacob
  • Visit pyle – theo

August 2015:

  • Week 1:Have raised $8,000
    • plan for practice season
    • increased communication
  • Week 2: Practice build season either Sun-Wed or Sat-Tues
  • Week 3: Practice build season
  • Week 4: Practice build season
    • school starts at the end of this month
  • Other: Have leaders picked

September 2015:

  • Week 1: Have raised $16,000
    • Recruit!
    • create a user-friendly safety test (online)
  • Week 2: Recruit!
    • create the safety test
    • Battle of Baltimore (off season event)
  • Week 3: Recruit!
    • awesome first meeting
  • Week 4: Recruit!
    • safety meeting
  • Other: Club night, mid September
    • leadership meets twice a week

October 2015:

  • Week 1: Have raised $24,000
    • safety meeting #2
    • forms deadline
    • awards cabinet
  • Week 2: Awards cabinet
    • make sub teams
    • paint the cart and pit
  • Week 3: Awards cabinet
    • have a plan for mock build season
  • Week 4: Awards cabinet finished
    • present select expert presentations
    • begin mock build season
  • Other: BAA Session

November 2015:

  • Week 1: Have raised $32,000
    • Mock build season
    • contingency plans for build season
  • Week 2: Mock build season
  • Week 3: Mock build season
  • Week 4: Mock build season
    • plan for spring
    • mock build robot driving

December 2015:

  • Week 1: Have raised $40,000
    • mock build season
    • plan for spring
  • Week 2: Plan for kick-off
    • driver test

January 2016:

  • Week 1: Have raised $48,000
    • kick-off!/ build season
    • rule analysis, prototype, cad
    • systems plan
    • lock down design
    • field elements
  • Week 2: Build season
    • finish CAD
    • nail down awards
    • finish precise prototypes and test
    • find systems configuration
    • order parts
  • Week 3: Build season
    • finish drive train and test
    • pseudo code read
  • Week 4: Build season
    • assemble/finish robot

February 2016:

  • Week 1: Have raised $56,000
    • chairman’s video
    • review video
    • update pit
    • finish awards
    • t-shirt orders
  • Week 2: Bag and tag
    • scrimmage/week 0
    • scouting system finished
  • Week 3: Marketing
    • spirit organization
  • Week 4: District event

March 2016:

  • Week 1: Have raised $64,000
  • Week 2: Work on robot
  • Week 3: District event
  • Week 4: Design crate to ship to worlds

April 2016:

  • Week 1: Super regional
  • Week 2: Build crate & Plan Trip
  • Week 3: Get ready for last CMP Ever
  • Week 4: World champs
  • Other: Win CMP award

The team is also planning on doing some Off season FRC events

Lastly the team will be working to get out more into the community

Wish us luck. and please sponsor us

Goals for the 2015-16 Season

The team met over the weekend to discuss a whole bunch of topics.  We started off talking about our last event and season.

Good
– Improved ramp
– Judge communication
– Talking with other teams
– Alliance captain
– Reliability
– Awards
– Strategy
– SPIRIT
– Drive practice
– Simple design

Bad
– Assigning jobs
– Field elements
– Attendance
– Need more programmers
– Organization in the lab
– Faster signup

Things to do Differently
– Better wiring
– Checking computers
– Dedicated drive computer
– Scouting modifications
– Attend competitions before hand
– More “goofiness”
– Coach and scouting communication
– Version control for software
– Walkie talkies
– Scouting app
– Better part ordering
– Use cafeteria
– CAD early
– Prototyping
– Share CAD
– Team agenda for meetings
– More engagement
– Integrate outsiders
– Off season projects
– Safety tests
– Fundraising
– Understanding drive trains
– Mock build seasons

 

The team also talked about the changes coming next season; districts and the last CMP.  The team is not a big fan of the last CMP thing.  The teams also talked about off season events and has decided to try and attend at least 2; Battle O Baltimore (MD) September $200 and Girl Power (PA) October $0.  The team also discussed the goals for next season…
– Lab organization
– Win regional and go to worlds!
– Team 1/4 girls
– Finish robot earlier in build season
– Score autonomous points
– Fundraising more
– Outreach
– 2-4k for last season’s cost
– Hold mock build seasons this summer and fall

Since these goals are a big step up for this team the students have been asked to put together a plan for how they expect to achieve them. The team will meet again on the 15th to review and agree on that plan.