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2016-2017 Trainings


MVRT Intro
Introduction to MVRT and FRC.
Design and Strategy Part I
An introduction to design and strategy that goes over Developing Strategies, 5-Step Design Process, Manipulators, Robot Subsystems, and Robots from 2015-2016 Season
Design and Strategy Part II
A continuation off the previous design and strategy powerpoint that presents a fun and interesting challenge at the end!
Design and Strategy Part III
A continuation off the previous design and strategy powerpoints that presents a second challenge at the end!


Electrical Trainings
A comprehensive overview of electrical engineering and programming in MVRT. Includes Control Systems, Main Components, Sensors, Pneumatics, Wiring, Java, WPILib, and Strongback.
Electrical Components Training
An overview of the major components used. Includes Control Systems, Main Components, Sensors, Pneumatics, and Wiring.
Intro to Java
A basic introduction to the Java Programming Language. Goes over Datatypes, Operators, Methods, Classes, Inheritance, Constructors, and Overloading
Intro to WPILib
A basic overview of WPILib, the Java library we use to program the robot. This powerpoint includes information on Subsystems, OI, Commands, Robot, and controlling various aspects of the robot using code.
Advanced Coding Topics
An introduction to some advanced coding topics. This powerpoint goes over strongback, a WPILib framework, and git.


Mechanical Trainings
A comprehensive overview of mechanical engineering in MVRT. Topics include Safety, Facilities, Machinery, Hand Tools, Materials, Prototyping, and Resources
CAD Trainings
A basic introduction to CAD that goes over SolidWorks, 3-Step Designing Process, 2D Sketches, West Coast Drive Practice



Electrical Measurements
An overview of how to measure electricity and the science behind it plus some safety notes.
A step-by-step pictorial tutorial teaching wire stripping, crimping, and soldering.
A simple pictorial schematic of a robot’s wiring.
New Control System
An introduction to the new control system which includes: the cRIO, Driver’s Sation (OI), Digital Sidecar, Power Distribution Board, Jaguar Speed Controller and Labview.
Old Control System
A basic overview of what the old system was like and the main parts of the system.
Driver Station
An in-depth view of how the driver station works.
Robot Sensors
A thorough explaination of: if-else statements, state machines, different loops, and Vex sensors.
Robot Code
An introduction into coding a robot to drive teleoperated and autonomous.
Timeline for LabVIEW I Training
An introduction to robot projects and communication with the robot.
An introduction to robot projects and communication with the robot.
A walkthrought of the robot code and WIP library.
An introduction to reading power.
Additional Programming Concepts
A tutorial on additional programming concepts including case structures, loops and clusters.


Timeline for Tools Training
A brief introduction to the many tools common in a robotics workshop, including calipers, files, hacksaws, power drills, wrenches and allen keys.
Woodshop Tools and Safety
Rules and suggestions for a safe and efficient Woodshop.
Robot Designs: Chassis and Drive-Train
Complex Drivetrains
The basics of building a robot chassis as well as examples of different drivetrains and their components.
Robot Designs: Manipulators
A look into the designs of arms, elevators, grabbers and claws.
Screws, Springs, Sprockets, and Gears
Everything you need to know about Screws, Springs, Gears and Sprockets.
Robot Physics
Physics Practice Worksheet
Timeline for Robot Physics Training
A quick lesson about basic physics concepts needed to build a successful robot. Topics include velocity, acceleration, force, friction, work, power and torque.
A Guide to Choosing the Right Motor
An introduction to the different motors provided by FIRST.
An introduction to how Pneumatics work, its different components as well as the advantages and disadvantages of using pneumatics.
Inventor: Parts
A step-by-step tutorial on how to make a simple part in Autodesk Inventor. Includes making extrusions and holes.
Inventor: Assemblies
A step-by-step tutorial on how to make a basic assembly of parts in Autodesk Inventor by making Mate and Flush constraints.
Inventor: Drawings
A step-by-step tutorial on how to make a drawing in Autodesk Inventor.


Safety practices when in robotics.
2012 Game: Rebound Rumble
An introduction to FIRST and 2012 Game: Rebound Rumble.
Timeline for Engineering Tools Training
Tools both mechanical and electrical should know.
Engineering Design I
Timeline for Engineering Design I
Covers the basics of design contraints and the design process.
Engineering Design II
Covers the basics of design constraints and the design process.