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Design Process

Our team uses the Engineering Design Process as it relates to the FIRST Build Season. We do exercises in preseason and plan build season around the Engineering Design process. Here is a summary of the Design Process as it relates to Engineering and FIRST.

1. Identify the need or problem
2. Identify the Criteria and Constraints
3. Specification Ranking
4. Brainstorm Design Concepts
5. Construct a prototype*
6. Slect an Approach
7. Detailed Design
8. Manufacturing & Implementation
9. Analyze the Results
10. Refine the Design

 

Although in the typical Engineering Design Process a solution is usually selected and then prototyped, if the manpower and material is available, and if there is a a very short amount of time for rework, Steps 4 & 5 can be switched. Most FIRST teams will actually do several prototypes in parallel in order to select the best robot design.*

Here is a link to a whitepaper on the Engineering Design Process for Robotics and also to our team's Engineering Design Process Presentation

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1504/15/2020
Cobbles Science Night
5:45 pm - 8:30 pm
On behalf of the Penfield Cobbles PTA Science Night Committee, I would like to invite you to join us on April 15, 2020 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Cobbles Elementary School for our annual PTA Science Night. Every year, the Cobbles PTA hosts this family event designed to expose students grades K-5 and their families to STEM topics though various hands on activities and demonstrations. We set up stations around the school and encourage community groups and businesses to join us. It provides students the chance to explore their curiosity and also gives you an opportunity to promote your programs to families in the area. We love having the Robotics team come every year, it is always a huge attraction for the students. Last year we had you in the band room, which we will try to do again this year. Please let me know if you have other space requests. We look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you so much!
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