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Behind The Design


In 2012, Team 1718 asked for and received authorization to attempt to produce a new 'Behind The Design' book. After searching for submissions and compiling the responses, the team realized that we didn't have enough material to put together a book that could do the previous Behind The Design books justice. So the team decided to take another route. Instead of a novel, the team decided to release the sections that were completed as a serial book: a new section would be released each week in December, leading up to the 2013 kickoff. Much of the information in this first release has been discussed elsewhere, so we considered this our "Beta Test". We hope you enjoy it.

Due to the number of downloads, we have posted off-site links to download the pdf's. Please use these if you can to help us save bandwidth. We went through 2.5 gigabytes in 4 hours after the release of the second chapter!

Behind the Design

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Chapter 2:



971: First ball conveyor test:


971: Intake prototyping:


971: Slow motion shooting:


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Chapter 6:

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