The guide to getting involved in our school's FIRST Technology Challenge team.
Whether you're joining Gilmour's Moonshots or a different FIRST Technology Challenge (FTC) team, we hope this guide will ease the process.
Jump In Early: Don't wait! Attend team meetings, observe our workshops, and get a feel for different roles. Identify areas that ignite your interest and offer your help.
Choose Your Path: Our team operates through various sub-groups, each playing a crucial role in our robot's success:
Marketing Team: Be the face of the team, recruit new members, manage logistics, and prepare presentations for judges. Hone your communication and organizational skills.
Software Team: Dive into the world of coding, working alongside hardware engineers and the drive team. Maintain our codebase, troubleshoot issues, and post questions on online forums to expand your knowledge.
Hardware Team: Design and build robot components using CAD software, 3D printing, and various hand tools. Develop hands-on engineering skills and fix technical issues during competitions.
Drive Team: Take the spotlight by operating the robot during competitions. Strategize gameplays, execute maneuvers based on calls, and practice extensively to become a well-coordinated unit