It has been one week since kickoff and we have many decisions made already. I am the student leader working on the robot chassis. This past week the chassis team had to make several decisions about the robot. Decisions like inspection volume configuration we are going to use and why. Also what wheel size to use, what gear ratio, and many others. Today we gathered the entire team together and we talked them through our decisions. We also answered their questions as to why we chose what we did. We do this so the entire team understands our decisions, so we are all in agreement, and the other groups know what we are doing.
Like I said before I am one of the student leaders on this team. This is not just a title or privilege. It is like a job. We don’t just get to tell everyone what to do; we have to lead by example. We have to make sure all the other students are following the proper rules and being safe. If someone doesn’t have a task, we need to help them find something to do. It is not always easy, but it is good experience for the future. It feels good to know that I am doing something beneficial to the team. I am feeling great about this season and am excited that this game is the one I go out on.