Originally Posted by rachelholladay
(Sorry to totally deviate from the robot design discuss, but i have a question..)
Maybe because this is so radically different then the way my team is structured, but this statement seemed a little odd to me. Is it by design or accident that the team is all seniors? If by design, then why? I am very curious..
It is by design. On 1717, 9th, 10th and 11th grade are spent in preparation for the culminative senior year that is FIRST. I know in 10th and 11th grade, you have the option of coming to competitions (I don't remember the details, though), but your only experience building an FRC robot is in 12th grade.
IIRC, each grade focuses on a specific aspect of engineering - so the students get a well-rounded background - before they participate in FRC.