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Jeff Eckert Jenn Eckert
Tom Carroll David Geer
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Gregory Intermaggio Kevin Berry
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the name of the game is focus and definiteness of purpose. Resist the natural
urge to bounce around from one type of task to the next. If you’re
programming, stay with it until you’re done. Don’t start a new subtask until
you’ve finished the preceding tasks.
If you’re working with a team – say a school robotics club – then you have
the benefit of extra pairs of hands. However, without a concrete plan with
agreed upon events and times, large development can dissolve into chaos. If
you’re working in a group, consider commercial planning software to help keep
the momentum going. My favorite ‘affordable’ project management software is
OmniPlan ($150), available as a download from www.onmigroup.com.
Although OmniPlan is relatively inexpensive as project management software goes,
the cost can be significant for a small robotics club. Whatever tool you use, just
remember to stay focused and keep moving in the direction of your goals. SV
In the August edition of SERVO Magazine, we published "Maker Breaker,"
a rundown of some excellent robot-related events and exhibitions at the Maker
Faire in San Mateo this May. I erroneously stated that the Western Region
Robotics Forum (WRRF) booth was sponsored by FIRST (For Inspiration and
Recognition of Science and Technology). The game exhibited was, in fact,
"Logomotion" which was designed by FIRST. The booth itself, however, was
being managed by WRRF, who is independent from FIRST.
Greg Intermaggio, writer
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