I am posting this in Technical Discussion because I’m hoping some of the people who frequent this area will have good presentations to offer the FIRST community…
Some of you might have missed the email blast requesting proposals for presentations at the 2006 FIRST Robotics Conference in Atlanta. If you did miss it, check it out in the FIRST email blasts archive on this site.
We are still in need of some good technical presentations! Many of you have done work in past seasons that might be of interest to other teams, or might be something that you want to share as a great accomplishment. The Conference is a great place to do this!
If you are a student, this is a great chance for you to “step it up” and put together a professional presentation. Imagine that on your resume. If you are a professional (teacher or engineer), this is a chance to formalize what you have done.
The deadline for proposals to [email protected] is going to be extended to January 5th. So you have some time over the holidays to put something together.
Ken, I saw this post after I got your Email,
If you need someone to do a piece on Automode, I could do this instead of what we discussed. I have a wealth of insight here…our robots have been autonomous since 1999 even though they never needed to be until 2003.
For our auto modes, we use a finite state machine approach to create the code, which is pretty much the same as how we do create code in the “real world”
Let me know what you think.
Darrell and Chris Noble have done a good electrical wiring presentation for the Indiana Forums the last two years and have a nice Power Point in the can. I will talk to them, but I am sure they would be happy to do it in Atlanta.
I’ve submitted a proposal to do my “Effective FIRST Strategies for Robot Design and Competition” presentation. Ian Mackenzie and I gave the presentation this past April, but this I’ll be on my own this year. (Ian has a new topic up his sleeve)
The presentation focuses on three major areas, Strategic Design, Match Planning/Execution and Scouting. I’ve always found that these areas are often overlooked my many teams. Following the tips/rules found in this seminar can really take a team to the next level.