Greetings from the rookie team Robotic Rhinos and their rookie (but trying hard!) coach, in Salem VA.
I wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing anything in terms of the team’s preparation for tournament, since our first choice is in just over three weeks. It gets a little confusing working between the local and global requirements.
Can you check my list? (Obviously these are mostly to-dos for the kids, but I want to make sure they don’t miss a major item.)
-prepare for robot game, bring robot & laptop
-robot design journal/summary/other documents are OPTIONAL
-prepare 5 minute project presentation, bring needed props
-consult with at least one expert about the problem
-share proposed solution with at least one audience
-bringing a poster about the project & solution for the pit area is OPTIONAL
-core values poster is OPTIONAL
-t-shirts and other team spirit items are OPTIONAL, but a really good idea
-get all team members set up through firstinspires.org – do I just print the roster and bring it, or do I need waivers printed, too? Are there both firstinspires and va-dcfll waivers to do?
-pick tournaments – already done! (when do we hear?)