Team #1768 is the proud winner of our third Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors. We have now been recognized as the sole winner of this prestigious award at all three of our regular District Events for the 2016 competition season. As the winner of this award, we were recognized as the standout in these categories:
- The design is elegant and efficient (simple/executable) and practical. The entire machine reflects a system design approach, i.e., the overall machine design addresses the many functional systems that must operate together.
- Designing the machine contributes to the team’s success in FIRST – not just in performance on the field of competition.
- Reliability and maintainability are considered in design. For example, it is capable of withstanding the rigors of the contest and servicing is easy.
- The entire machine design, or the detailed process used to develop the design, is worthy of this recognition, and not just a single component.