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View Poll Results: How many hours a week do YOU spend on robotics?
<10 2 1.03%
10-15 21 10.82%
16-20 29 14.95%
21-25 22 11.34%
26-30 43 22.16%
31-35 25 12.89%
36-40 9 4.64%
>40 57 29.38%
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Time Spent per Week on Robotics

Just curious, How many hours on average do you put into robotics per week?
This week I am going to have about 30, which is a solid average for me.
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Re: Time Spent per Week on Robotics

Much less this week however. Our school has had finals this week, ahh! In fact I should probably be studying for my gov final right now...
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Re: Time Spent per Week on Robotics

Team 1345 meets every Mon - Thurs from 3 p.m. till 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. That is a total of 14 hours a week.
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Re: Time Spent per Week on Robotics

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Team 1345 meets every Mon - Thurs from 3 p.m. till 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. That is a total of 14 hours a week.
That just doesn't seem like enough to me. I like having time to break the robot before competition, so we can fix it at home.
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Re: Time Spent per Week on Robotics

Let's see...

Tuesdays 4-6: 2 hours
Thursdays 6-8: 2 hours (running total: 4)
Saturdays 9-6 (in practice): 8.5 hours (total: 12.5)
...and then throw in all the obsessive reading I do of CD and the Q&A, emailing the other mentors and what not, and we're probably talking around 20 hours.
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Re: Time Spent per Week on Robotics

Wait hold the phone. Do you mean its physically possible to not spend time on robotics during the season?!!! Too much.......for brain......to compute!...goes against.....beliefs........aaaaarrrrrrghhhhhh!!!


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Re: Time Spent per Week on Robotics

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Much less this week however. Our school has had finals this week, ahh! In fact I should probably be studying for my gov final right now...
My finals were this week too
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Re: Time Spent per Week on Robotics

2:30-5:30 weekdays and 10:00-4:00 weekends gives us 27 hours a week
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Re: Time Spent per Week on Robotics

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That just doesn't seem like enough to me. I like having time to break the robot before competition, so we can fix it at home.
Who said that was the schedule for the whole season? As the ship dates approaches, student stay back and work on the robot.

Week 1 - Week 4 = BUILD IT. (We did built a prototype of the chassis, and beat the crap out of it just to make sure that it wouldn't break.)

Week 4 + Week 5 = PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE.

... now I hope everything goes the way we are planning on.

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Re: Time Spent per Week on Robotics

Every weekday
7:00-8:00am
12:00-1:00pm
2:00-6:00pm
...when we're heavily working we stay later and get out of as many classes as possible...not to mention that we think of robotics all day anyways...I swear school gets in the way..
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Re: Time Spent per Week on Robotics

Hmm, Team 1648 meet whenever possible. Meaning everyday from school break til 6:30 7pm, Saturday 9am til 5 or 6, Sunday 1 til 6. About 28 hrs or so every week.
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Weekday: 3+ hours
Saturday: 8+ hours
Home browsing FIRST-related sites: 2+ hours a day
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Re: Time Spent per Week on Robotics

Meetings:
Weekdays: ~6:30 - 10:00
Saturday: 9:00AM - Whenever we get kicked out, or run out of things to do.

So at least 20 hours a week of meetings.

This doesnt include my obsessive compulsive disorder with browsing CD, or sitting and thinking about/writing programs for hours on end.

So all in all, heres my normal day's schedule:

1. Wake Up too late
2. Go to school. Work On robotics stuff. Check CD too much..
3. Go home and prepare for meeting.
4. Go to meeting.
5. Go home, check CD.
6. More random robotics stuff.
7. As you can tell by the horrible grammer in this post, go to sleep too late..
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Re: Time Spent per Week on Robotics

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That just doesn't seem like enough to me. I like having time to break the robot before competition, so we can fix it at home.
Same here. I've spent 15 hours in the last two days. and it's only week two.
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Same here. I've spent 15 hours in the last two days. and it's only week two.
Indeed. Cory and I are on pace for another 450+ man-hour season apiece.
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