We Build Problem Solvers

At TORC we are geared to build PROBLEM SOLVERS

Each year, after FIRST discloses the new game, TORC follows a systematic approach to develop a game strategy and robot design.
As a team we:

  • Review game rules, scoring, & identify the required robot functions.
  • Students are then tasked to go home & create a strategy for the game or to design a portion of the robot.

The next day students:

  • Present their ideas to the Team.
  • Discuss ideas to identify strengths & weaknesses.
  • Create a set of game strategies & narrow the field of sub-assemblies to begin prototyping.
Reviewing Rules and Identifying Required Functions

Reviewing Rules and Identifying Required Functions

  • After prototyping & testing is completed, the data is reviewed & the sub-assemblies are chosen.
  • Concepts are then developed further & tested for effectiveness.
Prototype Drive Train and Pickup

Prototype Drive Train and Pickup

Chosen systems are then drawn in CAD, which the fabrication team will use to make the parts.

CAD Rendering

CAD Rendering

As each sub-assembly is built:

  • They are tested to detect problems
  • Problems are addressed and resolved through communication between the  CAD, Fabrication, Mechanical & Electrical teams.
Testing the Climb

Testing the Climb

Shooter Assembly

Shooter Assembly

Modifications are made keeping the team strategy in mind
TORC students learn that communication, evaluation of data, & flexibility are key components of problem solving. In order to be competitive, we must be able to solve problems.

Rexy is Ready to Compete

Rexy is Ready to Compete

TORC builds Flexible and Creative Problem Solvers