WHAT IS NTX?
The NTX Off-Season Planning Committee (including but not limited to FRC 5431, FRC 6171, FRC 3005, FRC 3310, FRC 1296 and FRC 5417) is a new off-season event in the Dallas Area. The North Texas Tournament of Robots will be October 7th and 8th in Plano. You can find out more here.
09.18.17 - 09.20.17
While the new members worked on BEST modeling, returning members on the electrical team worked on fixing any loose ends and altering the electrical board for a more organized board. On the second meeting of the week, the newbies took workshops in electrical, mechanical, and CADing aspects. The returning members helped host the workshops and teach the new members, while some of the returning members continued to perfect Corsair.
10.02.17 - 10.04.17
As we are nearing NTX competition, the returning members are working hard to make and changes to the bot simultaneously helping the new members. They are changing wiring organization and clenaing any extraneous shreds that may cause the bot to malfunction. Moreover, changes to code are being made to make the bot run smoother and to fix any bugs.
10.07.17 - 10.08.17
This year Plano ISD hosted an off-season event for FIRST called NTX with the help of Team 5431 and Team 6171. Together we helped with the set up and the break down of the competition. There were 20+ teams that participated, including some from out of state. We were fortunate enough to rank as one of the top 8, making us an alliance captain. Other than the competition itself, we used this opportunity to teach the new members about FIRST such as competition etiquette, pit scouting, match scouting, and driving. The new members were also allowed to experience the process for troubleshooting since our bot lost comms during the practice matches. We had a lot of fun being able to talk to and meet volunteers from other teams that we stay in contact with. NTX was a great way to wrap up the season.