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 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.
Choose a Section that you would like to work in. Talk to your Section Leader:
Give your Section Leader your email address and phone number.
Get the email address and phone number of your Section Leader. They are your first contact for everything - not just technical stuff. Ask them first!
Get your Section Leader to invite you to the team on Onshape.
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!
Buy a pair of non-tinted (i.e. clear) safety glasses. (These are light, cheap and comfortable from Bunnings).
Fully enclosed shoes are required to enter the workshop.
A laptop will be required to be able to contribute. Please don't forget your chargers, mouse, etc.
Do not expect to be able to use CAD efficiently with a touchpad!