Divisions
The Monta Vista Robotics Team consists of both an Engineering branch and an Operations branch. The Engineering branch is made up of a Mechanical division and an Electrical division. The Operations branch includes Media division, Public Relations division, Finance division, and Documentation division.

Division Tree

Mechanical
The Mechanical Division is in charge of the design, fabrication, and assembly of the robot. During the first couple of weeks of the build season we prototype the different possible designs of the robot (prototypes are usually made out of basic materials: wood, PVC, Aluminum Extrusion, etc.) and present them at design reviews. Then, we finalize the designs, using Solidworks (our 3D CAD modeling program), and make the final versions. At the end, we put it all together as one mechanically complete robot.
Mechanical

Electrical
The Electrical Division is in charge of programming and wiring the robot. Members take in the software design and sensor implementation on the robot to make the “brains” of the robot. During the first weeks of the build season we will begin to work on wiring and programming the swerve drive along with learning how various sensors work. Later on, we will begin working on drive code and finalizing the sensors we use. In the last weeks, we will finish wiring the robot and programming the manipulators.
Electrical

Media
The Media Division creates all of the graphics for the team. Before build season, we complete a 30-second safety animation to promote safe practices and teach members animation. The division continues animating throughout build to compete in a FIRST team-sponsored animation competition. Additionally, during the first weeks of the build season we teach members Inkscape and design T-shirts and buttons for the team using that software. Throughout build season, we take on small graphics projects, such as letter templates or panel design for the robot.
Media

Finance
The Finance Division provides the funds for the team. Throughout the year we apply for grants from various companies such as BAE Systems, Google, and IBM as our primary source of funding. We also obtain funding from donations, application fees, and fundraising such as SCRIP. We keep the team on a tight budget especially during build season. For regional competitions, we also apply for the Entrepreneurship Award that rewards teams that are well structured to be able to finance its operations.
Finance

Public Relations
The Public Relations Division is the integral part of spreading engineering throughout the community. We hold events throughout the Bay Area to reach out to different groups and teach people about not only robotics but the fields of science and technology. We uphold the ideals of FIRST by starting youth robotics programs at local schools and helping businesses and programs internationally. We work closely with other teams, divisions, and sponsors to best promote both gracious professionalism and engineering to everyone.
Public Relations

Outreach
The Outreach Division spreads the message of FIRST within our community to teach people about not only robotics but the fields of science and technology. We uphold these ideals by starting youth robotics programs at local schools through ThinkFIRST, FLL, KwanAcademy, FutureStars, and many others. We work with other teams to promote gracious professionalism, STEM education, and engineering to our community.
Outreach

Documentation
The Documentation Division is responsible for documenting precious memories of the team. We capture moments at competitions, events, and build with photos, videos, and words. We also distribute information about outreach events to the team. We are also responsible for updating the MVRT Blog and creating the team newsletter that is distributed to members, parents, sponsors, and mentors. In addition, we work closely with the Public Relations Division to create the Chairman’s Video during build and the Media Division to create posters, flyers and more.
Documentation
Upcoming Events:

Engineering Trainings

(10/23/2014) Engineering Trainings

Engineering Trainings

(10/28/2014) Engineering Trainings

Engineering Trainings

(10/30/2014) Engineering Trainings


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