The Drive Team


The drive team is responsible for the operation of the robot during competitions. It is composed of four individuals: the first driver, the second driver, the robocoach, and the coach.

The drive team is a highly selective body, and its members must practice before competitions in order to play during them. Generally, there are two different drive teams at any time, so that one can play in the event that the other is unable to or is performing poorly.

There are a bunch of guidelines you should follow when preparing to drive the robot during the matches. You will be queued up approximately 20-30 minutes before your match. Things to remember to bring:
  • robot
  • operator console
  • tether cable (ethernet)
  • clippers and zip ties
  • spare battery (just in case they restart the match
  • alternate bumper cover
You will be told which driver station/alliance you will be on and according to this number, you should line up in the appropriate queuing sport (eg: Red 1). There is a spot for the teams on deck as well as a spot for the teams on after the next match. When you are in the "on deck" position, you should tether up the robot and make necessary resets/adjustments and make sure you have the right autonomous set. When it is you turn to load the robot onto the field, two people need to carry and set up the robot, one person needs to take care of the cart and one person needs to hook up the control board. After positioning the robot, double check the autonomous switchbox and TURN THE ROBOT ON! Hooking up the control board only requires plugging an ethernet cable into the Classmate PC. After the robot has been turned on, make sure there are 3 green lights on the driverstation.

Don't Forget:
  • To turn the robot ON
  • Reset starting configuration
  • Set autonomous
  • Attend the Drivers Meetings
  • The cart (put it in the designated cart spot)
  • Gloves for carrying the robot
  • Plug the Classmate in
  • SAFETY GLASSES ON!
  • Have fun!
  • Stand in driver zone!
  • Only the Drivers/Human Player can talk to the refs

The different people on the drive team each have a specific role in order to make sure each match goes smoothly. They as as follows:

Coach


See main article: Coaching
Acts as the eyes and brains of the drive team, coordinates with alliance teams, gives orders during the match and responsible for coordinating with the scouting team in order to come up with strategies. Before and after matches, responsible for robot
Beginning of Match: Helps Driver 1 to lift robot onto field and position appropriately, TURNS ROBOT ON, sets and double-checks autonomous mode
End of Match: TURNS ROBOT OFF, helps Driver 1 to lift robot off field and back onto cart

Driver 1


Responsible for the operation of the robot during the competition, expected to communicate well with driver 2, also before and after matches is responsible for robot.
Beginning of Match: help Coach to lift robot onto field and position appropriately
End of Match: helps Coach to lift robot off field and back onto cart

Driver 2


Responsible for the operation of the robot during the competition, expected to communicate well with driver 1, also before and after matches is responsible for control board
Beginning of Match: carries the control board to the drivers' station and sets it up- remember tether cable
End of Match: removes control board from drivers' station and returns to pit- remember tether cable

Human Player


Performs the human operation associated with the game, also, responsible for cart
Beginning of Match: wheels cart with robot to appropriate location for unloading, once the robot is on the field, wheels the cart to proper waiting location
End of Match: gets cart from waiting location right away; brings cart to field to retrieve robot

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Friday May 29

  • Team Meeting

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