In charge of the Chairman's and Entrepreneurship submissions, the awards team collaborates on essays concerning the team's history, community impact through outreach, and relationships with mentors, parents, sponsors, fellow FIRST teams, and FIRST overall. Awards also creates and performs a Chairman's presentation and prepares students with information to present to judges in the pits at competition. The students use extensive knowledge of the team's operations and history, along with the guidance of mentors Stacy Irwin, Sherry Wiens, and Karen Corbitt to ensure that awards submissions are accurate and comprehensive representations of the team.
The electronics sub team is in charge of planning all the electrical components necessary to control the robot and creating an electronics board with these parts. Included on the board is a FIRST-provided computer, motor controllers to run the drive train and other mechanisms, and parts to provide power to the robot. These students are also tasked with designing and creating the pneumatics system that will operate mechanisms as needed. Under the guidance of their mentor, Randy Wang, the electronics sub team learns skills such as soldering and designing circuits and works with parts such as sensors and switches. A few members of this sub team are also responsible for making repairs or additions to the electronics system during competitions.
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With a focus on quality and creativity, media is in charge of managing the team's social media presence, taking photos and videos of the team during meetings, outreach, and various other events, and handling the majority of digital content that the team might need. The students frequently work with their mentor, Nicolas Teeuwen, to learn new techniques and improve skills which can then be applied to creating new content.
Responsible for writing all of the code, programming uses basic code for components from the FIRST Java WPILib to create a flexible control system that runs all the parts of the robot. Members on programming collaborate on functionality and structure of the desired code, and then create automatic and manual behaviors that allow the robot to be used. All of this is done with the help of our programming mentor, Will Rall. Programming also develops the teams' scouting software, with the help of alumnus Chris Knue.