Quick question, we are team Freedom 7231 International team from Dominican republic.
Is there a minimum of students required to be at the event? I know 10 is the minimum for the team, but is there a minimum for been present at the event?
Well, you need two students at the VERY bare minimum, for the driver and operator. I don’t think the number of students present from a team at an event is regulated, though. I would advise bringing a drive team (4 people including the coach most years, but 5 people including the coach last year), a pit crew (any number you want), and a scouting/stands crew (if you have enough people).
I’m wondering where you got the minimum of 10 people per team as well. There’s a team up here in Minnesota that had three students in the 2017 season, and did quite well for themselves.
Thanks, the 10 minimum I read at First Site. here
"Build your team
Find and invite at least 10 students who want to be part of a robotics team (the easiest part!). Be sure to emphasize that no technical skills are required, just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Recruit all kinds of talents, not just engineering and electronics."
Team 6339 came to McMaster last year with less than 10 students. I think the number was 6 or so. It’s really difficult since there’s always lots to do, but manageable Forsure. Also just a reminder to contact the event and make arrangements for batteries, since I believe you can’t take them on flights.