The GreenHorns will once again be taking on the challenge of building a robot in 3 days! This will be the fourth year The GreenHorns will be participating in Ri3D, and we have 34 members which is the largest team that we’ve ever had.
The GreenHorns will be keeping an active social media presence throughout the event, so if you want to follow us, you can find all of our social media information on our website.
We will be keeping all of our video content in one location, and will be posting all of our videos to the Ri3D Youtube Channel.
In an effort to avoid jumping the shark this year, The GreenHorns will be doing things a little differently than we have in the past. Usually we have focused on prototyping mechanisms for all aspects of the game and then essentially just bolted all of our best prototypes onto the frame at the end. This year, we will focus on having our strategic analysis of the game dictate the design of our robot. Our goal is to build a robot capable of winning a Week 1 Regional/District. This will obviously be a challenge, but we’ll do our best!
The GreenHorns are also making a big change regarding the content that we put out. It’s common practice for Ri3D teams to release daily update videos that summarize the daily activities of the team. These videos tend to include a hodgepodge of information, some of which is useful. The GreenHorns will forego releasing Day 1-3 Update Videos and will instead focus our efforts on putting out videos that are saturated with valuable content that maintains a consistent topic relating to the title of the video. Our plan is to release the following videos.
The GreenHorns Strategy: Sunday night following kickoff
The GreenHorns Prototypes: Monday night
The GreenHorns 2018 Robot Reveal: Tuesday night/Wednesday morning
The GreenHorns 2018 Robot Walkthrough: Wednesday
The GreenHorns 2018 Robot Inspection: Wednesday night
If there is interest in additional video content, we can look into fitting it in. We’ll do our best to stick to the schedule described above, but you never know how these things will go.
We will also be releasing the following white papers that should help to further describe our thoughts/processes:
The GreenHorns Strategy Paper: Monday night
The GreenHorns Prototyping Paper: Tuesday night
The GreenHorns 2018 Comprehensive White Paper: Wednesday night
None of this would be possible if it weren’t for our extremely generous sponsors which include the following: AndyMark, PHD, iR3 Creative (the original Ri3D team), North Dakota State University, CIS 4607, and Becker High School.
I’ll be posting the link to our livestream shortly before kickoff. If you have any questions/suggestions/comments for The GreenHorns I would be happy to answer them.