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2017-2018 Open Enrollment
These documents detail information about the 2017-2018 Open Enrollment held on May 30th.
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Electrical Supplies
The RoboBees are proud to announce that for a second season we will be selling electrical supplies at a discount to FIRST teams.
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Robotics Team Handbook
This handbook sets the expectations and requirements for the students (and parents) involved in The RoboBees - Robotics programs. All students and parents are expected to read, sign and return a copy of the team handbook when joining one of the robotics teams.
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Robot Automation
How much is five seconds worth to your driver on the field?  Learn about taking some of the load off your driver and get the most performance out of your robot.
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Advanced Control System Techniques
Features of the Control System which can make your life easier and improve your robot performance.
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Electrical Wiring and Hardware
This presentation goes over the basics of what the electrical components in a FIRST KOP (Kit of Parts) is, and how to wire them. We have also provided some handy tips and tricks that will save you time (and hopefully come electrical components!).
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Basic Sensors
Sensors Basics – featuring the Finite State Machine.  The FSM has incredible utility when used in conjunction with sensors to automate robot mechanisms.  A detailed example of an actual robot FSM is explored to illustrate the automation of game piece management … and freeing the driver/operator to focus on higher level tasks!  Also included are... Continue Reading
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Advanced Sensor Integration
Advanced Sensor Integration – the Power of Algorithms.  Goal seeking.  You don’t know it yet but it’s exactly what your next robot needs.  Without going into Control Theory, the PID Feedback controller is reviewed with emphasis on the mysterious how to tune it.  Watch cool videos of actual RoboBees robots performing goal seeking behavior.  Check... Continue Reading
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Control System Beta Presentation
Presentation going over the new 2015 Control System.
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Drivetrain Basics
This presentation discusses the basics about drivetrains. This is meant to provide a brief overview of the common drivetrains in FRC. I would not view this as an all inclusive presentation, but should be more than enough to get you started.   A few of these slides were shown at the workshops held at George... Continue Reading
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The RoboBees - Chairman's Award Book - 2014
This document is the book of information that was submitted along with our 2014 Chairman's Award Presentation. There is a lot of information we provide each year when we submit for Chairman's.
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Chairman's Award Essay - 2014
Each year, teams are required to submit an essay written by the students to document why they should be selected for the Chairman's Award. This is our submission for the 2014 Chairman's Award.
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Chairman's Executive Summery - 2014
FIRST asks the teams questions each year to accompany their Chairman's Award submissions. These are our answers to those questions.
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RoboBees By The Numbers - 2014
Our 2014 "By The Numbers" informational sheet which details our impact and outreach.
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The RoboBees A Minecraft Experience Zip
Here is a fun map that you Minecrafters will enjoy. It was designed by two of our students to help promote our team. More importantly, they learned a lot and had fun in the process. Give it a try by downloading it, playing the game, and looking for some cool Easter eggs. Take a bird's... Continue Reading
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Build Information Sheet
This document contains the Game Level Objectives (GLO) we decided on during Week 1 of the 2014 build season. This document was constantly revisited for design decisions. The document also went through some minor revisions as the season unfolded; we had to adapt to how the game was actually being played. We hope this document... Continue Reading
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2015 Alpha Control System
FIRST and National Instruments has announced the new RoboRIO controller for 2015. It's smaller, faster, and more powerful than its predecessors with new capabilities such as USB. Learn from Alpha Testers on Team 836 all about the new controller!
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Team Structure And Organization
As most robotics team fall into the generalization that the people are technical experts, it is very easy to overlook team structure and organization. This workshop will teach you the importance of a well constructed foundation for your team. The RoboBees will share some of their experiences in their recent organization restructuring and provide some... Continue Reading
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Websites and Media
This presentation covers basic concepts how how to develop a FIRST website, including content, code, and best practices. Also included are guidelines on how to present your media, and basic media concepts for your FRC team.
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Pre-Competition And Offseason
What do you do when your robot is "in the bag" waiting for the next competition can be as important as what you do during the Build Season. The best teams as constantly improving by developing new capabilities, perfecting skills, and appreciating the changes in game play that occurs during the competition season. Likewise the... Continue Reading
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Chairman's Award Presentation
Three Time Chairman's Award winner, Team 836 will briefly share their ideas on Chairman's Award preparation, interviews, and submissions and then open up the floor for discussions on what makes a Chairman's Award Winner. The presentation discussions will be lead by current mentor of The RoboBees and four time regional Chairman's Award recipient, Erik Wood.
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Analyzing Scouting Data With Advanced Analytical Tools
Team XXXX claims their robot walks on water while scoring 300 points per game, and wants your robot to "just play defense". What do you do? You finally made the top 8, and will be picking alliance partners, but your are at the Outer Volngolia Regional and don't know any local teams. Who do you... Continue Reading
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Engineering Design Process
Design methodology is a critical, but underused element during the rush of Build Season. Learn Best Practices from Engineer and Mentor Tim Miedzinski that will put you ahead of the game.
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2013 Ultimate Ascent LabVIEW Control Code Zip
FRC Team 836, The RoboBees full release of Ultimate Ascent LabVIEW code The RoboBees 2013 FRC entry, Frizz Bee, is a from-the-Tower high goal shooter, differentially steered, normally aspirated 30-point climber, with a 3-disc Autonomous. For a full overview of the LabVIEW Code, a ReadME has been included in the download detailing the major systems,... Continue Reading
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Control Systems Theory Of Operations
These documents were developed by the Robobees Command and Control Team / Mechanical Team to describe the theory of three different subsystems of our 2013 FRC robot. The documents detail the operation of the disk collection and shooting system version, climbing subsystem, and autonomous modes for the FIRST FRC 2013 game Ultimate Ascent. This is... Continue Reading
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The Robobees 2013 Climb Mechanism
Cad models of The RoboBees Climbing System with a small amount of explanation. This was distributed internally to the team during the development of the climb system and was used by the Command and Control Team to understand the climb system allowing most of the code to be written before it was even assembled!
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Chairman's Additional Documents - 2013
This document is the book of information that was submitted along with our 2011 Chairman's Award Presentation. There is a lot of information we provide each year when we submit for Chairman's.
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Chairman's Essay - 2013
Each year, teams are required to submit an essay written by the students to document why they should be selected for the Chairman's Award. This is our submission for the 2013 Chairman's Award.
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Build Season Planning
This brief contains a high level schedule, strategy for technical reviews, and our new weight management system. This brief was given by the team's program manager to the student leaders and mentors prior to kickoff. This schedule, or plan of attack, is not an absolute system. This is our first year trying this aggressive of... Continue Reading
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2013 FRC Quick Wiring Reference
This excel spreadsheet is used by the Command and Control Team and the Electrical Team during the first part of the six week crunch to plan and ensure we don't require more PWM or DIO then available on a digital side car. Since it was used during planning all the data the Command and Control... Continue Reading
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Chairman's Essay - 2012
Each year, teams are required to submit an essay written by the students to document why they should be selected for the Chairman's Award. This is our submission for the 2012 Chairman's Award.
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Chairman's Book - 2012
This document is the book of information that was submitted along with our 2012 Chairman's Award Presentation. There is a lot of information we provide each year when we submit for Chairman's.
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Pneumatics 101
This document pertains to the basic principles of pneumatics, their operation, and the necessary calculations to size a system. There are a few example problems that solve for the actuator size, number of air reservoirs, and force output. That's how you do it!
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FIRST Ewatt Handout
A product information sheet on the FIRST e-watt saver LED light bulbs.
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Chairman's Book - 2011
This document is the book of information that was submitted along with our 2011 Chairman's Award Presentation. There is a lot of information we provide each year when we submit for Chairman's.
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The RoboBees - Chairman's Essay 2011
Each year, teams are required to submit an essay written by the students to document why they should be selected for the Chairman's Award. This is our submission for the 2011 Chairman's Award.
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