I am proud to be the co-founder of a new community based FRC team in Ottawa, Canada! It’s so new we don’t even have a team number yet, but we are a group of existing mentors and hopefully many students from an existing team. (Thus, we will NOT be considered a rookie team.)
As we navigate through the steps (incorporate as a not-for-profit, find sponsors, find a meeting space) we also would like to start our own collection of parts for prototyping. We should have access to a kit drive frame and RoboRio borrowed from our previous team.
As we await all the goodies in our 2016 kit of parts, we are hoping to start getting a variety of the following so we can start playing in the fall off-season:
- motor controllers
So, my questions:
How did your new team outfit itself with these bits and pieces? Did you have much when you first started?
Were you able to fundraise enough in your first year to cover all your fees and expenses PLUS enough to buy tools, supplies, and extra parts?
Do you keep a lot of non-FRC-legal motors and controllers in your parts bins? I can start visiting thrift shops looking for old power drills etc.
Do you have parts that you would like to sell or donate to us?