If there is one thing I’ve observed from 8 years of being on an FRC team, it is the difference a single, impassioned student can make with the right guidance.
This is a design-focused guide I wrote for my high school team after graduating in the summer of 2019. It is aimed to helping the students of struggling teams who rarely get picked at the regional level, make the jump to the next level, as we did. It draws heavily on Spectrum’s and JVN’s blog, various chief delphi posts, the Everybot, 973 RAMP, and many more. In that sense, it is a compilation of resources in so much as a resource itself. Truly, with the right approach, and by putting the time into the CAD software of their choice, anyone can be the difference which makes their team selected for an alliance.
The Grabanski Design Manifesto-3.pdf (2.3 MB)