What the team is (2013 - 14)
Our school is
Mountain Home Junior High
Arkansas. Our team is composed of 3 8th graders
and 4 freshmen, a total of 7 team members.
Our team, Junior Bomb Squad, is a team centered on
the progression and development of science, technology, gracious
professionalism, and creativity. We are a part of the FIRST organization and
accomplish these ideals by designing a competitive robot that competes in
organized robotic competitions. Our ability to achieve these principles
comes from the help of our mentors and community sponsors. This culminates
together in an ideal learning environment where we can not only
realize these principles, but become skilled at communication and leadership
Planning Team Designate the tasks of importance and rank them
accordingly. This team is also responsible for brainstorming ideas to
accomplish the various tasks.
Scouting Team Evaluates other teams on and off the field and records
their findings. This is usually preformed at the competitions, but some can be
done during team meetings. The information gathered is used during alliance
selections and to better the team in future years.
Website Team Updates and regulates what is put on the website. They
are also responsible for the design of the website and any maintenance
require of the website.
Engineering notebook Records all ideas, experiences, and
accomplishments of the team. This is a responsibility of all team members
and all are required to update regularly.
Build Team Is responsible for the actual creation of the robot. They
execute the finalized ideas of the Planning Team and build using the Design
Teams drawings. They are also responsible with making sure that the
finalized robot is in compliance with the rules.
Programming Team This team creates the code (RobotC) that the robot
will use to operate. Another and more prevailing responsibility is that of
programming the autonomous feature of the robot, which is run at the
beginning of each match (the first 30seconds).
design Team Brings the abstract ideas of the planning team together
and decides whether they are achievable designs. This is done through a
program called Solid Works, which allows major components of the robot to be designed before
they are actually built, preventing possible future problems.