TNT attends C.I.S 4607’s JUMPSTART!

TNT and rookie teams that they are mentoring, Bog Bots! (6453, Kelliher) and Los Robos (6720, WHA), meet after JUMPSTART

NEW!!! A video recap is available for this event.

ST. CLOUD MN — FRC Team 4607, the Coalition of Independent Students, once again hosted a successful JUMPSTART event at St. Cloud State University (SCSU). The event is designed to prepare FRC teams for the upcoming season by providing a variety of informational classes. TNT has attended for the past two years.

Loading for JUMPSTART at 5:30 AM

​Many team members rose (not so) bright and (very) early on December 3rd to be at the school by 5:30 AM. A rookie team from Walker, MN that TNT is mentoring accompanied them on the two hour bus ride.

Team members had a multitude of class options upon arriving at SCSU, spread over five hours with a break for lunch in between the fourth and fifth class. Many team members attended sessions on:

  • Game Strategy
  • Women in STEM
  • Robot in 3 Days (Ri3D) Program
  • Chairman’s Award
  • Team Logistics
  • Scouting
  • Safety
Wyatt, Isaac, and Netteberg present a session on FRC Week Zero

​Team members Wyatt Tauber (programming/PR) and Isaac Pizarro (drive/build), along with mentor Olaf Netteberg, presented a session on The Benefits of FRC Week Zero, a competition held before the normal competition season to allow teams to practice. TNT is one of the few teams fortunate to host such an event.

After finishing classes, team members gathered in the auditorium along with the two teams they are mentoring for the 2017 season, 6453 and 6720. The teams discussed the outcome of JUMPSTART and strategies going forward into the 2017 season. Both teams will be in attendance at the 2017 Kickoff in Nevis on January 7th.

TNT would like to thank C.I.S (FRC Team 4607) and SCSU for hosting another successful JUMPSTART again this year. It is always a fun learning experience.

View photos from the event at TNT’s website under Media. A video recap is also available on TNT’s YouTube channel.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.