Here at denkbots, several of our team members are FIRST mentors and alumni. In our continued effort to give back to the community that has given us so much, we have attempted to share our knowledge (like we did in 2018, 2017, and 2016) via a “Conceptual Robot in Three Days” or cRi3D, based on the popular Robot in Three Days project.
We did three segments to explain our approach to brainstorming and product design, in hopes that other mentors and teachers who might not be familiar with this approach may adapt and employ it to broaden their students’ horizons.
Last year we presented our methodology at the Purdue FIRST Forums, so feel free to check out for more learning awesomeness!
The three segments are:
These three segments culminated in The Reveal of our cRi3D!
As always, our goal is not to give the answer; it is to teach the process. We hope these articles will expose you to some new techniques and help those new mentors who can find the start of a new season a little bit overwhelming.