Robotics 101 is a series of presentations in which students that are new to the team participate in hands on activities that allow them to develop skills in the stem field. These presentations are held in the weeks before build season starts.
Basic Shop Safety, Shop Equipment
This robotics 101 presentation gives students an overview of shop safety. This presentation focuses on teaching students how to best practice safety when running/operating any type of equipment in the shop.
Gears, Pulleys, Sprockets, and Bearings
This robotics 101 presentation provides an overview of gears, pulleys, sprockets, and bearings. This presentation gives students a broad understanding of these mechanical devices. Students also gain knowledge in how these devices work and what uses they have in robotics.
This robotics 101 presentation provides an overview of the typical components and inner workings of pneumatic systems. This presentation allows students to gain knowledge and hands on experience with pneumatic systems and components. Students also gain knowledge in how to utilize and apply these principals, components, and pneumatic systems on FRC robots.
Drivetrain and Framing
This robotics 101 presentation provides an overview of typical drivetrains that are used throughout FRC. This presentation gives a broad overview of many popular drivetrains, such as tank drive and swerve. Students are able to become more familiar with the inner workings and components necessary for these drivetrains, and how to apply skills learned in previous presentations when constructing a drivetrain.
Electronics and Controls
This robotics 101 presentation provides an overview of the FRC control system and components. This presentation allows students to gain a better understanding of how the control system integrates with and controls the robot. Students are able to understand how each component in the control system integrates and helps control the robot during a match.
Motors, Materials, and Fasteners
This robotics 101 presentation provides an overview of the different motors, materials, and fasteners that are used on our robots. This presentation allows students to familiarize themselves with the different types of materials, such as metals and plastics, and the various fasteners that are commonly used on FRC robots. Students are also introduced to various FRC motors and their fundamentals.
Developing a Strategy
This robotics 101 presentation provides an overview of the strategy building process throughout the build and competition season. This presentation walks new and returning students through the strategy building process. Students gain important skills, techniques, and knowledge in strategic activities such as analyzing the game, determining scoring possibilities, prioritizing tasks and robot functions, and carrying out their strategy throughout the build and competition season.