[FRC Blog] "Behind the Design” Authors Documenting 2015 Robots


Blog Date: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 13:04

Would your team like a chance to be a part of the next book about FRC robots? Have you read or seen the books produced in the 2006 and 2007 FRC seasons? Maybe your team has used the previous FIRST books as references. FIRST will be documenting the 2015 competition season with a book titled “FIRST Behind the Design: Modern Design, Manufacturing and Control of Robots.”

The book will address design with six chapters:

  • Computer Aided Design, Simulation and Analysis;
  • Innovative Design using Traditional Manufacturing Methods;
  • Three Dimensional Printing;
  • Computer Controlled Machining (mills and lathes);
  • Computer Controlled Cutting Systems (water jet, laser/plasma cutters, routers); and
  • Sensors, Monitoring and Control Applications

Five FRC teams will be profiled in each chapter to show how these concepts are applied on FRC teams. These technical chapters will be supplemented by vignettes of the impact of FIRST on individuals and communities. Content for the book will be solicited from FRC teams participating in the 2015 season, with specific submission instructions relayed to interested teams. Teams that are interested in submitting material to be considered for publication are encouraged to thoroughly document the team’s design process with photos (350 dpi resolution) and a narrative of the team’s experience.

Interested in learning more or being a part of this exciting opportunity? Email [email protected] with your contact information.

As an update, we 've had strong team response to the book project (which we have been working on for a few years now).

Many thanks to FIRST for their support of the 2015 FIRST design book, and to the 40+ teams to date who are collecting material to submit.

Interested teams can send us a note ([email protected]) and we can forward details on collecting/submitting material for the project.

Happy Designing - Vince Wilczynski & Stephanie Slezycki