The Mechanical Department

The Mechanical Department focuses on the design and creation of the robot’s frame, manipulator and other specialized parts. This department oversees the Computer Aided Design (CAD) Subteam, the Fabrication Subteam, and the Assembly Subteam. The Mechanical Department works closely with the Strategy, Electrical, and Programming Departments.

The CAD Subteam

The CAD Subteam is responsible for the CAD of the robot. After the inital designs for the robot have been made, the CAD Subteam works to turn those initial designs and requirements into a 3D digital representation. KING TeC uses PTC Creo as our CAD software.

The Fabrication Subteam

The Fabrication Subteam creates parts on the robot from fabrication drawings done by the CAD Subteam. The Fabrication Subteam also directly communicates with KING TeC’s fabrication sponsors to have some parts machined. 

The Assembly Subteam  

The Assembly Subteam uses the CAD and newly fabricated parts to build the robot. They serve as quality control and ensure that all parts going on the robot are up to standard.

The Control Systems Department

The Control Systems Department works to construct all of the electrical components both on and off the robot. In addition to the main control board, the Control Systems Department is also in charge of making sure all of the pneumatic components on the robot are in working condition. This department works closely with the Mechanical and Programming Departments.

The Programming Department

The Programming Department is responsible for programming the robot during build season. In addition to creating both the autonomous and the drive programs, the Programming Department works on maintaining the FRC Survival Guide App. The Programming Department works closely with the Mechanical, Control Systems, and Strategy Departments.

The Strategy Department

It is the Strategy Department’s job to create a set of objectives the robot must follow on the field. This ranges anywhere from the starting position in a certain autonomous program, to which game objectives will be fulfilled during a match and how. It is also the Strategy Department’s job to utilize scouting data during competition to create a pick list for alliance selection. A strategy is needed to define what is most important in a game, such as the main scoring element, as well as other objectives that must be accomplished. This department works closely with the Mechanical and Programming departments.

The Business Department

The Business Department aids in the organization of 40+ events for KING TeC yearly. This department creates the Executive Summary submission for the Entrepreneurship Award. The Business Department also serves as the contact to our sponsors and works to maintains sponsor relationships. The Business Department also promotes KING TeC as a brand. This includes making KING TeC merchandise, ensuring a constant presence in the stands at competition, communicating with and advertising events to the public, taking photos at events, creating all video content for the team, and maintaining the team website. During build season, this department works with the Chairman’s Department to create the Chairman’s video.

The Chairman’s Department

The Chairman’s Department creates the submission for the Chairman’s Award and organizes long-term projects and large-scale outreach. The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award in FIRST which is awarded to teams who exemplify the ideals of FIRST and who spread STEM throughout their community and beyond. The submission consists of a 10,000 character essay, a 3-minute video, an executive summary, and a speech given to the judges at competitions. In this department, writing, speaking, and people skills are essential.