In order to prepare new members we have a three part training program in the Fall. We meet 2-3 days a week from September through December.
- First we do tools and shop safety training.
- This is followed with an FTC build including lessons on Teamwork, Team Organization, Strategy, Design Process, CAD and Marketing.
- After FTC, we do a quick one month mini-build with lessons using an FRC style Kit-Bot (see picture on right) which our team made, teaching basic mechanics, electrical skills, pneumatics and programming.
We have also used these lessons as starting points for teaching presentations. See lesson materials below:
Specialty classes Occasionally an opportunity or team need may come up that requires special training. When team members express an interest or there is a team need for special skills, we will arrange special trainings for team members. We have had special trainings in welding, 3D printing, Advanced CAD, Advanced programming, video production, animation, Advanced electrical, etc. Projects During various years, we have tried different training projects. Some of these are now part of our outreach program, being used in day camps and after school clubs. Our in-house rookie training program currently uses FTC and Kit Bot.