Do we have to list KOP parts as well?
Since fasteners and small objects similar in fashion under $1.00 ea are not counted, do I simply not list them?
We used 80/20 for our robot, should I list the entire length of 80/20 we used?
Is the BOM all inclusive; do I list EVERYTHING?
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Q. On the BOM template, it specifically says “Non- Kit of Parts Bill of Materials.” Do we need to submit a separate KOP BOM, or should the entire BOM be listed as one? FRC2340 2012-02-19
A. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The BOM template has been updated. The BOM should include all parts on the Robot, including parts from the KOP.
I did read somewhere that is is acceptable to show the BOM on a laptop (although I’m sure the inspector would prefer a printed copy.)
You can work on it Thursday, but you cannot complete your inspection, and therefore compete, until it is finished.
Those that were involved with the design and construction of your robot should be able to complete the vast majority of the BOM from memory. I would recommend doing as much of it as possible from memory ahead of time (you’ll be surprised how much you can remember, especially if you have a CAD model). Then you can fill in forgotten details at your event on Thursday. It will be much more difficult to look up details such as cost, model numbers, etc. at the event than it would be at home. It can be quite time consuming, and is not the way you want to spend your time at the event.
I know all about the compatibility pack and have had it installed on my computer for several years, but for some reason it would not open this spreadsheet. Maybe it doesn’t like Office 2000? I guess that is kind of old software…
I think trying to produdce the BOM on practice day would be a mistake. It takes us hours to do the BOM, and you need prices… I wouldn’t be able to remember them, and we looked up alot of prices online.
I would try to get as much of it done as possible ahead of time.
Break it down into sections, like electronics, drivetrain, ball-handling, etc… and flip through receipts, and you should be able to get most of it in advance.