FRC team 5584. Est. 2014

 

 

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FIRST, which stands for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology" is an organisation founded by inventor, Dean Kamen, in 1989. Established in New Hampshire USA, FIRST was designed to engage students aged 6 - 18 in science, technology, engineering and maths. Students who participate in the FIRST program work alongside industry mentors to gain workplace-ready skills. FIRST inspires students to be problem solvers, pursue careers in STEM-related fields and become the leaders and innovators of their generation. ICRobotics compete in FIRST Robotics Competition (for ages 14 - 18) - one of four programs that make up FIRST.

 

 

Sample Motor Selection and Gearing

These notes use some simple science (maths and physics) to select a suitable motor and transmission for the FIRST 2015 FRC Challenge which requires the lifting of "totes" and "containers".

The game strategy for Team 5584 is to assemble the stack of totes with a container on top on the robot itself. This requires the robot to lift the the entire stack of up to six totes and one container.

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