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CircuitRunners Team 93

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Hi!

Just thought I'd post Team 93's notebook, in case it could help out other teams to see examples of notebooks. Please add your team's below if you want!

Thanks!

 
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jkane

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Thank you for your gift. Examples are tremendously important and this will help us perfect our challenge next year!
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getgray

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I forgot, were you first?
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MrPeabody

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There is a lot of good quality work here.  I like the QFD for evaluation of robot attributes.
Thanks for sharing.
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wgirl9

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It would be nice to see the score sheets for your notebook. 
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jgraber

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Thanks for sharing a good example of a notebook.
I assume since it is posted in this public place, I may also copy it to the BEST Inc website examples section.

re: "nice to see the score sheets"  
Feel free to judge it yourself and see what you think, based on each point of the score sheet.
I browsed through it, and they seemed to have used the score sheet as an outline, and covered every point;  this is both common sense, and unusual. The essay even mentioned local companies or activities in their area, which is often overlooked in my hub.

On the plus side, there was a lot of useful math, design matrices, and CAD.
On the continuous improvement side, I might object to complete use of 'passive voice'.
Also 'wall of words' on pages like 6,7,8,22; but other pages have more readable tables, lists, and cad drawings.
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JRMACH

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Thanks for sharing but for some reason I'm unable to download the file. 
Are there any other notebook examples available?
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jgraber

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Yes.  http://best.eng.auburn.edu/stored_procedures/folder-manager2/create-folder.php?folder=660&parent_id=630

Current Folder - MAIN / Public Resources & Training / Team Resources / Examples

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JRMACH

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Awesome, thanks @jgraber
Do you know if teams are supposed to include hyperlinks in their PDF from sections of the notebook to corresponding content in the appendices? 
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jgraber

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Physical notebooks should have text links (see appendix A figure 2B), because the word 'link' is in the rubric.  Word files implement hyperlinks.  I would expect most pdf files to be dumped from MS Word.    Since regionals usual use PDF soft copies,  having the reference be a hyperlink would be good if you can figure out how to do that.
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JRMACH

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We have text links or references included in the document but didn't turn them into actual hyperlinks since our first round required a printed notebook. I like the idea of having links within the PDF to make reading easier for those judges viewing on a screen. It will be just another part of the learning process. We'll do some research and see how to create links.

Thanks for your help. 
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jgraber

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Another pointer for Notebook research paper :  don't cut paste from wikipedia.
  Surely any 2017 notebook that mentions "Ctesibius of Alexandria" has done only the tiniest 5 seconds of research to find that, and it is literally ancient history, not relevant to today. 
Maybe you have done more research, but don't detract from it by also having the same content as people who are hardly trying. 
Anything that looks like too good a sound bite, or just like the previous notebook, its easy to google cut paste it, to find out if it was just google cut pasted.

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JRMACH

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Great point. Judges probably grow tired of reading the same few references when reviewing several different notebooks. 
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jgraber

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Plus, you know, plagiarism
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rookies2017

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JRMACH- what file type is your notebook now? To add links within Word documents and Google Doc files, click where you want the reader to be directed. Go to -> Insert -> Bookmark. Then go to the word, sentence, picture, etc you want to take readers to that bookmark. Highlight it, -> Insert -> Link (or click on the paper clip button on the ribbon). From there you can add links to URLs/outside sources or to the bookmarks you’ve created within your document. These links are still available when you convert to a PDF. My team linked references to the corresponding appendices, and also linked the table of contents to the appropriate sections. I hope it made the document easier to navigate. Best wishes!
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