Today we discussed the team’s goals for the year, leadership positions and rules. This was the first meeting in which many of the team members were present. We started the meeting with introduction so that everyone could get to know each other. Then we began to deliberate our regulations and objectives for the season.
We re-affirmed that our goals for the year are:
- Win the Bryson Cup in our league meets
- Be the Final Boss at the LA Regional Championship
- Play in the elimination matches at Worlds
We decided upon leadership roles after Mr. Porter described the responsibilities of each. The results are as follow
Captain (Engineering Notebook) – Emilio
The captain is the member of the team who makes very sure that the Engineering Notebook is current and high quality.
Business Lead – Kristoffer
Te business lead coordinates the rest of the team’s efforts to
secure funding. They have final say over whether or not we buy
more parts, over t-shirt purchases, etc.
Mechanical Lead – Chase
The Mechanical Lead makes sure that we remain a CAD-first team.
They own the Fusion 360 model and make sure that everybody, from
time to time, contributes to it.
Programming Lead – Jonah
The Suit Bots expectation is to have a full autonomous ready by meet
zero. The programming lead ensures that our teleop and autonomous
are ready for competition.
Video Lead – Emily
This lead is responsible for our Promote award submission, a video
reveal (or joke reveal video) if we choose to do one, and any other
vlogging the team may choose to do.
Electronics Lead – Andrew
The electronics lead makes sure that the robot is wired properly and
has all of the sensors it needs to run a successful autonomous.
Communications Lead – Jessica
Responsible for the Suit Bots’ web page and social media presence.
Works with the mechanical lead to make sure that any SBKOP components
are available for other teams to download.
Outreach Lead – Outstanding
The outreach lead ensures that we develop and maintain a suitable
schedule of outreach events, of both the learning (Connect) and
teaching (Motivate) variety.
Not only did we establish goals for the team, but also for individual members as well. These included every team member learning how to do a bit of every step in the design and creation of a fully running robot. Subjects like CAD, java programming, and 3-D printing are included. We also set expectations for each of the team members that we would follow either by the deadline or throughout the robotics season.