New Members Information
You need to do all of the following in the first few weeks of joining the team
Watch the official What is FRC video from the FIRST organisation.
Visit the team's website.
Read the Team Handbook.
Visit the team's YouTube channel.
Visit the team's Facebook page.
Subscribe to the team's Google Calendar.
Visit the unofficial international FIRST forums at Chief Delphi.
Talk to the memberships mentor (Andreas Heintze):
Get your parents added to the team's parents email list.
Get a @thedropbears.org.au email account — team correspondence will arrive here.
Get sent an electronic copy of the membership paperwork.
Log into Slack.
Fill in and return your paperwork:
Signed copy of parental consent and code of conduct (scanned and emailed is okay).
Electronic copy of forms to make admin easier.
Pay your fees.
Talk to the Safety Captain and get him/her to explain the Incident Reporting procedure.
Read all the incident reports in the safety folder - learn from the mistakes of others!
A pair of non-tinted (i.e. clear) safety glasses, or put up with the shitty ones at the workshop.
Fully enclosed shoes are required to enter the workshop.
A laptop for CAD or code. Please don't forget your chargers, mouse, etc.
Do not expect to be able to use CAD efficiently with a touchpad!