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Posts about team dynamics and general managment

The Single Driver Advantage

At the last tournament I competed in, a coach of another team approached me and mentioned that he was impressed that my robot required only one driver.  Although using only one driver for your VEX robot may seem difficult, it

Posted in Gateway, Team Management, Tutorial, VEX

Suggestions on Starting a High School Robotics Team

Thinking of starting a high school robotics team?  Here are some suggestions to help you get started.  First Steps1. Set a team goal of participating in 2 robotics tournaments. (Multiple tournaments encourage design process – lots of learning takes place

Posted in FIRST, Funding, Team Management, VEX

Got A Plan?

Working as a team is different than working by yourself.  When you work as a team communication is important.  Planning is also important.  This year I’ve asked my team to draw up their ideas for the robot and its attachments.   I

Posted in Team Management