Or rather, what I want it to be. I still need to do things like “pester team leaders into going along with it”. Any comments appreciated.

Kickoff Saturday

12:00 PM – Webcast ends, lunch break – college “mentor” gets to make copies of the Manual for everyone!

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Read important sections of rules together (i.e. The Game, The Robot, The Tournament, etc).

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Legality questions, basic design and geometry concerns

Kickoff Sunday

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Match strategy brainstorming – list different tasks robots can do, group tasks together into “roles” robots can play, solidify general strategies and figure out the least defendable routes [this year as an example: a frontbot would kick and side hang, midbot would kick and hang in whatever way]

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Figure out information we need to know before making final design criteria (“how easy is it to hold a ball”, “how fast do we need to go”, “how quickly can we reasonably hang”), break information finding into prototype groups for next weekdays

2:00 – 4:00 PM (concurrently) – Brainstorming of robot and mechanism concepts

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Make a preliminary list of design criteria / priority. no one leaves until a strategy is decided on

Monday – Friday: Prototyping based on questions generated on Sunday, carefully taken down information and stuff

Next Saturday: Decide on mechanism designs to prototype and pursue based on information gathered, decide on final drivetrain, decide on final design criteria

(Short post cause I’m on the road!)