With our "Ignition Team" we aim to start or restart more FRC teams in our area. With the benefits are overwhelming, the work required is likewise to have team. We hope to help this burden by providing mentoring in every area. We have developed a library of manual on technical skills to guide rookies through the build process. Having achieved financial stability ourselves, we want to spread our knowledge and contacts to those needing it, insuring that money is not a barrier to any team. Our how-to guide will impart what is required to run and team and the skills necessary. In addition to providing this handbook on our website and at events like our Jumpstart build, we are willing to personal visit teams to give more hands-on advice. The goal of our "Ignition Team" is to create a community of strong and stable FRC teams.
Ignition Team Presentation- this gives a brief description of all the programs in FIRST with the purpose of introducing them to people interested in starting new teams.
NASA Grant- One of most loyal and beloved sponsors is NASA. If teams can qualify for a NASA grant, we highly recommend that they apply for one.
JumpStart Invitation- An invitation to the 2012 JumpStart build to get our local rookies rolling. This was distributed at the Stennis Space Center Kickoff
JumpStart Parts- A helpful presentation made by a fellow team, this document gives a simple list of everything rookies/vistors should bring to Jumpstart, such as parts and basic tools.
JumpStart Controls Check List- A list of everything software that rookies need to do for the build season. This was created by MJ Miller of FRC Teams 456 and 1421.
JumpStart Summary- A review of the fantastically successful 2012 Jumpstart build written by one of our head mentors, Wendy Holladay.
Documents for FRC Teams
General FRC Info Sheet- a general overview of what FRC is
FMS White Paper - a guide created by FIRST that explains how the FMS (Field Management System) operates.
Strategy / Scouting Manual- examples and explainations on the role of strategy during build season and of scouting during competition
Kinect Manual- a basic how-to guide on using the Kinect within the 2012 circumstances and LabVIEW code. This expertise was gained through Beta Testing.
Audio / Visual (AV) Manual- gives information on how to edit videos and add voice effects.
Intro to Programming Manual- a presentation created by one of our controls mentors that gives an overview of the FRC Controls system, basic LABVIEW style and general programming concepts.
LabVIEW Manual- a presentation created by one of our controls captains that gives an overview of LabVIEW with the context of FIRST robotics and explains the framework.
Whats New in LabVIEW 2012- a presentation created by National Instrumentthat explains the updates to the 2012 FIRST LabVIEW.
Wiring Manual- covers basic wiring tips and the layout of power and signal. Intended to be a crash course about the electrical part of the robot. Written at the end of the 2009 build season
Autodesk 3ds Max Animation Manual- s detailed document that gives a general education to animating in the FIRST program.
Sustainment Presentation- a helpful how-to guide for all teams on how to become financially secure
Documents for Jr. FLL Teams
General JrFLLFact Sheet- produced in conjunction with BLaST, our fact sheet gives a snapshot of the 2012 Louisiana Jr FLL season looking forward
JrFLL How it Works- a two page flyer from FIRST that gives an overview of Jr FLL
Challenge Overview- gives a summary of everything you would want to know about the 2011 challenge: Snack Attack
Coach's Resources- extra information on Snack Attack material and terms
Coach's Guide- instructions for any mentor on how to structure and run your Junior FLL team