Videos

This page has links to some of our videos. We will do our best, but the URLs of the videos may change in the future. However, this page will always have the latest links to them.

Many past videos are available on YouTube channel smanrobotics. You can check out individual videos, and playlists which group videos by year/topic. You can also subscribe and be notified as new videos are released.

*** Here is a brief highlight video showing short clips of our robots from each of the last 8 seasons of FRC.

*** Featured Video The 971 approach (expressed by mentors and student).

*** The Spartan Series, seminars presented by Team #971

  • Test Driven Development - Presented by Austin Schuh (2017)
    • The focus of this seminar is test driven development. Austin uses test driven development to write code to control the elevator on the 971 Third Robot from 2015.
    • This class builds upon control system modeling, which is covered in the preceeding seminar.
  • 971's CAD Process - Presented by Annie Wang (2018)
    • Annie discusses the 971 CAD process which includes evolution from prototyping to detailed CAD, parts management, and design geometry.
    • The presentation includes examples based on the CAD program Solidworks.
  • An Overview of 971's 2018 Robot - Presented by Sabina NNNN & Annie Wang (2018)
    • Sabina and Annie provide a technical overview of 971's design process during the 2018 season. They provide an in depth look into the mechanical and programming aspects of 971's Power Up Robot, named Curiosity.
    • They provide an in depth look into the mechanical and programming aspects of 971's Power Up Robot, named Curiosity.
  • Electric Motors and Motor Controllers - Presented by Brian Silverman (2018)
    • Brian explains how electric motors work, and describes the circuitry used to control electric motors. This is an advanced session including electronic concepts and some of the math and physics involved with electric motors.
    • This is an advanced session including electronic concepts and some of the math and physics involved with electric motors.

*** 2018 Season - Power UP

  • 2018 Robot Reveal
    • 971 Spartan Robotics reveal of their robot for the 2018 game season POWER UP.
    • Thanks to all the students, mentors, and sponsors who made this robot possible.
  • Chezy Champs Qtr Final3 match#2
    • Shows both the overall flow of a match, and closeups of team 971's robot.
    • note: missed the first few seconds of autonomous period.

*** 2017 Season - FIRST STEAMworks

Maintenance notice: We are currently working on adding links to more past videos here. For now, go to the smanrobotics YouTube channel.