During pre-season, electrical teaches new members what things are and how they work. Sometimes, this is done by fixing or re-wireing previous robots. Time is also spent looking around the shop and ordering new parts to be ready the build our next robot. During build season, Electrical works with designing the new robot to make sure there is room for the electrical board, and other electrical components. They also make sure that what we come up with during the designing process will be possible to set up and run within our time constraints. In post-season, time is spent restoring or fixing old robots, or helping out other committees.
In build season, Mechanical physically puts together most of the robot or organizes what other committees are working on for the robot. During off-season, Mechanical spends alot of time fixing past robots or cleaning and organizing the shop area.
Most of programming's time is spent programming the robots, whether it is our current robot for this year's game, re-writing or improving code for past robots, or creating special code that make it safe for kids to try driving the "big bot" at things like our Dream FIRST events.
Robot Support leads and manages all building projects. They also draw rough drafts and do the majority of rough board work for all other committees. Robot Suport organizes the shop and helps build committee's areas by doing basic carpentry work and that needs to be done for the team.
During Build-Season Systems designs and CAD's the robot; as well as helps manage and organize other committees that work on the robot. Durning Off-Season Systems helps repair parts on the robots, as well as helping out other committees. Systems is also in charge of the team's Bill of Material every year.
In Build-Season Animation works on our 30 second animation to submit each year by creating models and animating them in Autodesk 3D Studio Max and Autodesk Maya. Off-season, Animation works to create our 40 second safety video and other projects. Time is also spent teaching new members how to use the Autodesk software, and learning about new techniques, strategies, and more software features to make our videos better each year.
Archiving keeps well organized recoreds of when our team was mentioned in the news or in news papers. They also organize statistics on the happening at Dream FIRST events. They are in charge of publicizing our events. Archiving is in charge of the teams Chairman's Essay, and organizing our teams Chairman's Binder.
Dream FIRST plans and manages our Dream FIRST and other community outreach events. Another thing that Dream FIRST does is work on the Dream FIRST book. Currently, they are putting the final touches on book two, and book three is on its way to being planned out.
Fundraising works with the team treasurer to plan fundraising events, and does things such as pick prizes for raffles or looks into new ways to raise money for the team.
Team Member Support
Team Member Support (TMS) helps out the team by doing things like making sure we have food for the long days we are working on the robot, and keeps things cleaned and organized around the workshop. TMS also helps plan our team events, and also designs the teams t-shirts every year.
Tech & Media
During pre-season and post-season, Tech & Media works the Team 178's website, as well as maintains the Dream FIRST website. Videos such as new member recruitment and other special events are also made to show on the 9:05 news at Farmington High School. During build season, the Chairmans video is most worked on, as well as both of the websites. Also, Tech & Media is also in charge of managing the network and computers at 525, our build warehouse.
Gold, Silver, and Event Sponsors
Farmington Robotics has two gold sponsors: Farmington Public Schools and Parker Hannifin Corp., and two silver sponsors: Gaston J Frechette Co. and Fabtron Precision Fabrications. Click here to view more information about our sponsors.