The GISS robotics team – the Cyber/Scorpions, are looking for a mentor for the student electronics crew.  
The team competes in the FIRST Robotics competition.  (  High-school participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get.

The mentor will be an electronics hobbyist/technician/engineer with practical skills using, for example, Arduino, dc motors and micro-controller sensors.The mentor will have knowledge and some experience with dc electrical motors and motor drivers, dc wiring and sensors such as rotary quadrature encoders and limit switches.The most important attribute is to have a willingness to dive in and learn whatever it is you don’t know …. this is a competition that has been ongoing for many years and there is a wealth of information available online.

The electronics crew works with the robot fabrication crew on laying out the subsystem to make it functional and easy to refine as needed during the competition season. They are also responsible for implementing all sensors needed and communicating with the fabrication subteam on installation of sensors.  Troubleshooting and fixing issues during the competition are also important functions.

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Hook-Nilsson, Coordinator, Connecting Generations,

Gulf Islands School District 64,

112 Rainbow Rd., Salt Spring Island, B.C. V8K 2K3

(250) 537 9944 Ext:236

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