With only six weeks to ready a robot for competition, it’s a challenge to optimize time, focus team efforts, and strategize how to best solve the 2011 FRC game. We know there is a strong temptation to dive into the Kit of Parts and start to build! Educators and experts from Autodesk will share a quick and simple design process that your team or sub-team can follow to move quickly from brainstorming to prototyping, testing, building, more testing, & successful competition. Examples from FRC will be used, and resources for all teams will be shared.
The Robotics Resource Center at WPI is designed to provide support to on-campus and off-campus activities and groups for projects and competitive robotics. The RRC hosts a number of robotics events each year, provides guidance and materials for student projects, and supports the Robotics Engineering major. The staff consists of Ken Stafford, Brad Miller, and Colleen Shaver.
Why Design First
Presentation from the 2011 FRC Kickoff Workshop by Autodesk.