As the new season began, Team 226 jumped into the action with our annual summer training boot camp and rookie introduction. The boot camp was one week long, taking place from Friday, August 6th to Friday, August 13th. Each member on our team met on a video call every evening in their respective subgroups to learn about and hone the various skills required to contribute their best to the team. The programming team dove deep into the necessary fAs the new season began, Team 226 jumped into the action with our annual summer training boot camp and rookie introduction. The boot camp was one week long, taking place from Friday, August 6th to Friday, August 13th. Each member on our team met on a video call every evening in their respective subgroups to learn about and hone the various skills required to contribute their best to the team. The programming team dove deep into the necessary functions of Java, focusing primarily on the aspects which will be of use in programming the robot, but also in the numerous other tasks the subgroup will be taking up. The fabrication team members received hands-on experience in the woodshop, understanding how to construct the structural and electrical components of the robot, the tools required to do so, and the safety measures associated with the use of such equipment. The design team learned about CAD and the workings of Autodesk Inventor, the software we use to design our robot. Finally, the business team touched on the topics of sponsorship, marketing, digital media, and awards — the different aspects of business which each member could potentially take part in during the season. Overall, the boot camp was a very welcoming experience for the rookies, and a highly informative series for all members. We look forward to putting these learned skills to use, and see them come to fruition as we bring our A-game to the fields this season. (2021/08/06)