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March 2006

Space Cookies Robotics

Training the Technologists of
Tomorrow

NASA, Girl Scouts and the FIRST Robotics Competition

Team 1868: The Space Cookies

2006 Robotics

Competition

March 2006

Space Cookies Robotics

Deliverables for Sponsors


3 paragraph email outlining who we are and what we're
looking for from the recipient, perhaps a team photo from
the regionals


A Powerpoint presentation that conveys the excitement of
the endeavor and asks for what we want


A 1
-
page leave behind (double sided) tri
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fold brochure for
attendees


Ideally, a basic 2
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4 page web site with robot photos, links,
lessons learned and tips for newcomers to robotics


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Space Cookies Robotics

Agenda


Purpose of visit


Team 1868


The Space Cookies


The FIRST Robotics competition


How we won the regional competition


Support, Donations & Sponsorship


Giving back


Q&A

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Space Cookies Robotics

Purpose of Visit


All
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Girls Robotics Team seeking to raise at least
$10,000 for next round of events


Use of funds


Travel & Lodging for National Competition in Atlanta, GA


To perform community outreach


Placed as “Rookie All
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Star” and won “Highest Seed
Rookie” in FIRST Silicon Valley Regional Competition in
early March 2006

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Space Cookies Robotics

Team 1868


The Space Cookies


All girls team


Twelve high schoolers from all
over the Bay Area


Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors


Range of interests and
motivations


Sponsored by NASA and Girl
Scouts


Few of team had any
engineering or robotics
experience


Mentored by experienced team
and individual mentors


Started in December 2005

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Space Cookies Robotics

FIRST Robotics Competition

(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)


Founded by Dean Kamen


Purpose is to inspire an
interest in science and
technology in youth


Builds self
-
confidence,
knowledge and life
-
skills

“We need to show kids it’s more fun to
design and create a video game than it is
to play one”



Dean Kamen


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Space Cookies Robotics

FIRST Robotics Rules

1.
Six weeks to design a robot that can play
on a field the size of a basketball court as
part of a 3 vs. 3 robot competition.


2.
At each end there are 3 goals


One high goal basketball style goal


Two low soccer style goal


30 Seconds in autonomous mode


3 minutes on offense, defense and free
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for
-
all in driver mode


3.
All teams get the same basic parts


CPU, motors, sensors, pneumatics.




Choices, choices, choices


Arms or no arms?


Treads or wheels


Some constraints


Weight


Dimensions

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Space Cookies Robotics

Picking a Strategy


Choices, choices…


Block or Score




Score in the high goal, or score
in the low goal.




Gather balls or pre
-
load only


At the end, your robot needs to
get back on your platform for
extra points


We have a fairly simple robot but
quite effective.

We focused on:



Ball gathering



Scoring in the low goal



Built low for stability



Built for speed


Getting up the ramp

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Space Cookies Robotics

Hands
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On Work


Design


Machining


Assembly


Electronics


Mechanics


Software


Practice, Practice, Practice

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Space Cookies Robotics

Mentors


Guided by mentors but built and operated by team


Thanks to


NASA & Girl Scouts


The Cheesy Poofs (Bellarmine Prep)


Legendary FIRST team


Individual Volunteer Mentors


Project Management


Electronics


Software


Design


Parents

March 2006

Space Cookies Robotics

FIRST Silicon Valley Regionals


Space Cookies won big!


FIRST Awards

Highest Seeded Rookie Team

Rookie All
-
Star Team

Awarded to The Space Cookies

March 2006

Click above to Play Movie

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Space Cookies Robotics

Milestones

Dec 2005


Call for participation, Initial meeting

Jan 7 2006


Challenge announced

Jan 7 2006


Agreed on 3 goals (go for low goal only, be strong enough to push other robots around, be able to get
onto ramp)

Jan 2006


Brush pick
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up, tried and then discarded for roller pick up seen in previous FIRST game


Roller pickup prototype built and tested


28 Inch front changed to 38” front, major discussion over whether to have robot regurgitate balls by reversing motors, or
have separate system to spit them out the back


Initial design and strategy decided


Course corrections


Prototype mechanisms


Final Design


First Assembly of Robot

Feb 10
-
15 2006


Repeated Assembly of Robot, pile of parts as of Feb 4

Feb 12 2006
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Troubleshooting night

Feb 20 2006
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All
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Nighter

Feb 21 2006
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Ship date!!!

Mar 16
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18 2006
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FIRST Silicon Valley Regionals Rookie All Stars!

April 26
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29 2006
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FIRST National Competition, Atlanta, GA

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Space Cookies Robotics

Press Coverage


NBC11 Nightly News


San Jose Mercury News


CNET


Local Papers


Los Altos Town Crier


Various other media


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Space Cookies Robotics

Support & Current Sponsors


Space Cookies required to cover costs of travel to
Atlanta for FIRST National Championship


Doing cookie sales, car washes


NASA Ames Office of Education & FAA are
contributing towards part of the expenses

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Space Cookies Robotics

Estimated Minimum Budget

Item

Amount

Notes

Hotel

3600

Airfare

6400

TOTAL

10,000

Community outreach will cost
additonal dollars



Assumptions



Twelve girls, three mentors



Food and recreation is personally funded



Parents traveling on their own budget

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Space Cookies Robotics

Sponsor a Worthy Cause


Allows team to travel to Atlanta and show what girls can do
in science and technology


Supports community outreach


San Jose East Side High Educational Festival participation


Girls Go Tech Event (Encourage girls into STEM


Science
Technology, Engineering and Math)


Participation in Tech Museum Exhibit for ages 6
-
12


Adopted Brownie Troop 990 to mentor girls for First Lego League


Other events planned


Web Site to publicize team’s efforts and successes

March 2006

Space Cookies Robotics

Sponsorship Opportunities


$ 5000 Gold sponsorship


$2500 Silver Sponsorship also available


$1000 Bronze Sponsorship


Sponsorship considerations:


Space Cookies present at event of your choice [Gold]


Sponsor name on robot, banner, T
-
Shirt [Gold]


Written report about Nationals in Atlanta [Silver & Bronze]


Sponsor name on banner [Silver]


Sponsor name on t
-
shirt [Bronze]


Space Cookies will be eternally grateful…

March 2006

Space Cookies Robotics

Questions


Contact Information


Dr. Jeannice Fairrer Samani


jfsplanning@yahoo.com


(650) 575
-
9260


Rajiv Dholakia


rajiv@pgp.com

; rajiv@villagetree.com


(650) 400
-
2958 (mobile)


Smita Joshi


Smita@villagetree.com


650 494
-
1005