VEX Job Descriptions
Parent Sponsors: Parents we need your help with fundraising for new parts and trips. Helping with weekly meetings (Tuesday's after school) Chaperoning Regional (Day trips), State Championships (3 Days), and National Championships (4-5 Days)
Team Manager: It is your job to know all the rules for the current challenge. It is your job to know when all of the upcoming competitions are. It is your job to work with the teams to make a list of parts that are needed so we can get them ordered. It is your job to keep the team binder together that includes all paperwork for your robot. You will be responsible for sending our text to the team.
Driver: Just like it sounds, your job is to drive your teams robot in competition. As soon as the chassis and ring are ready, you will be practicing driving as much as possible so that you are comfortable when we get to competition.
Controller: It is your job to run the arm of the robot. To be able to pick things up and move them to the goals. You have to be able to talk with the driver during competition so that they know what you need. Good communication is the KEY to victory.
Programmer: It will be your job to program the robot. You will need to know how to use Easy C. You will need to know how each of the sensors work. You will have to work with the Mechanical and Electrical Engineers to add sensors to the robot to improve its capabilities. You will also be responsible for programming the robot to run in autonomous mode.
Mechanical Engineer: You will be in charge of the structural part of the Robot. As the team comes up with different design ideas, it is your job to know what parts we have, how they work and what the best way to put concepts in motion. At competition it is your job to tighten bolts, cams, and other parts in between rounds to make sure the robot is running at its best.
Electrical Engineer: You will be responsible for wiring the robot. Making sure all of the motors and sensors are working properly, motor controllers are plugged in properly, completing and updating the wiring diagram. Working with the Programmer to get all of the motors and sensors running properly. At competition you will be responsible for making sure batteries are charged in between rounds, and making sure all electrical connections are secure.
Documenter: You will be focused on the documentation of our progress, ideas, etc. It will be important to include sketches, detailed notes, and pictures. Videos can also be taken for documentation. Notebooks alone can win awards so it is important to be detailed, and inclusive. This does not mean that creativity is not allowed. Some times a more expressive notebook is a better one.
Helpers: Designing, creating, building and redesigning a robot takes a lot of time and people. Each team needs people to help get their ideas together, take things apart, clean up. Being a helper is great if you want to be a part of the team, but know that you can not come every week, or will not be able to go to the competitions.