More Information

If you are interested in finding out more about us contact us by email.

Location

Rose Street Bldg J04, University of Sydney NSW 2006

Contact us

If you want to find out more about The Drop Bears, send us an email
enquiries@thedropbears.org.au

Sydney Regional Information

A detailed information packet can be found for both Sydney regionals on the  FIRST Australia Site.  You will find Venue, Parking, Accomodation, Info for teams and much more.

FAQ

The Drop Bears usually compete in three competitions, two in Australia, and one overseas. 

The 2021 Season will most likely consist of one Australian Regional unless international travel restrictions are lifted.

We have new intake of recruits in early October 2020. Please register your interest via email and we will respond with further details.

Our team meets for and introduction afternoon and 4 or 5 training Sundays during offseason. CAD and programming will be done online . During build season, a schedule will be given out detailing exactly how often we will be meeting around 5 times a week.

We meet in our workshop located in the J04 Rose Street Building, Australian Centre of Field Robotic, Faculty of Engineering in The University of Sydney.

We are awaiting further information from FIRST Australia on the 2021 season events in Sydney.

Build season starts around early January and finishes mid-February, around the 21st. During this time, the team designs and builds the robot for the upcoming competition, which is usually in mid-March.

Off-season is after build season. During the off-season, we recruit and teach rookies the skills they will need, and we work on long-term projects.

No experience is required to join but a passion for learning and a curious mind is essential.  If you do have some experience in programming, mechanical skills or project management then it will help you even more.

The mentors are responsible for all of the activities directly related to the running of the team, but we always appreciate help with the things that make life better in a broad sense. This might involve helping us to secure further sponsors (our sponsorship prospectus is here), helping to provide car-pools and transport for team members (and the robot!) to events, organising trips to overseas regionals, or bringing in a meal for the team during Build Season. If you think you can help us, please contact one of the mentors.