Since 2007 our team has attended the American Astronautical Society’s annual Guidance and Control Conference in Breckenridge, CO. Each year, we write a technical paper about the previous season’s robot and competition, create an attractive display, and present to approximately 20 local and international aerospace engineering companies. In our presentation, we focus on the technical aspects of the robot, discussing the design process, programming, electrical components, pneumatics, and the strategy behind the structure of the robot. To supplement this, we include descriptions of the FIRST challenge and competitions in which we competed.
This conference allows our team to gain experience in presenting to professionals and to gain sponsorship of local companies who are interesting in promoting the education of science and technology at the high school level.
AAS Technical Paper