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Awards Based on the Machine Jul. 2 2018| 0 KB

Content Type: FIRST Robotics Competition
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Industrial Design Award

Quality Award

 

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Industrial Design Award Sponsored by General Motors

Updates

  • April 10, 2018

Events Where It Is Awarded

  • District Events
  • Regional Competitions
  • District Championship Divisions (for those Districts with multiple Divisions at their District Championships)
  • District Championships (for those Districts with single Divisions at their District Championships)
  • FIRST Championship Division

Description

Celebrates form and function in an efficiently designed machine that effectively addresses the game challenge.

Guidelines

  • The design is elegant and efficient (simple/executable) and practical. The entire machine reflects a system design approach, i.e., the overall machine design addresses the many functional systems that must operate together.
  • Designing the machine contributes to the team’s success in FIRST – not just in performance on the field of competition.
  • Reliability and maintainability are considered in design. For example, it is capable of withstanding the rigors of the contest and servicing is easy.
  • The entire machine design, or the detailed process used to develop the design, is worthy of this recognition, and not just a single component.

 

Quality Award Sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation

Updates

  • April 10, 2018

Events Where It Is Awarded

  • District Events
  • Regional Competitions
  • District Championship Divisions (for those Districts with multiple Divisions at their District Championships)
  • District Championships (for those Districts with single Divisions at their District Championships)
  • FIRST Championship Division

Description

Celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication

Guidelines

  • The entire team demonstrates robustness and quality: workmanship, welds, joints, wiring, paint, pit area, tools, control panel, cart, etc. 
  • The machine can withstand the rigors of competition – maintaining functionality, including the use of designed-in redundancy, fail-safety etc. that may mitigate failures in competition to gain other advantages (e.g. weight).
  • Workmanship is valued and planned in both the machine and support equipment.
  • Building the machine contributes to the team’s success in FIRST – not just in performance on the field of competition.
  • Execution is superb; the machine was built with a detailed plan in mind.