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

We will recruit for the 2023 season in August/September 2022 you can register your interest here.

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 will register the team for the Australian regionals and funding depending to one international regional.

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

We need parents help with  secure further sponsors , helping to provide transport for team members (and the robot!) to events, organising lunches and dinners during competition, 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.