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  • The Engineering Notebook - Answers

    Answers to questions about the Engineering Notebook can be found in this section.

  • #2
    Originally posted by FTC12676
    Subject: Engineering notebook in electronic form- blank spaces

    Q: We are using electronics engineering notebook as it becomes easy for team members to collaborate and fill after every meeting. Do we need to mark X in blank spaces ?


    A: Engineering notebooks do not have a requirement to mark X in blank spaces but it is a best practice to not leave any blank space and it is suggested for electronic notebooks to print on both sides of a piece of paper. Game Manual 1 is where the engineering notebook requirements are outlined.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by pkahler2018
      Subject: Is the Engineering Notebook required?

      Q: I have reviewed the manual and tournament guidelines provided via email from FTC affiliate partners.

      It is my understanding that if an FTC team does not submit an engineering notebook:
      • The team will be eligible to compete in qualification and elimination matches.
      • The team will be eligible for the Winning Alliance and Finalist Alliance Awards.
      • The team will not be eligible for any of the judged awards.
      Is this summary correct?



      A: Your summary is correct. The engineering notebook is required to be eligible for any judged award but does not have any bearing on match play.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FTC13259
        Subject: 3 inches per Engineering Notebook

        Q: The guidelines for the engineering notebook state:

        "teams must print out their engineering notebooks and place them in a binder, no larger than 3 in (7.62cm) and no more than 2 binders. "

        3 questions:

        1-I assume that makes it 3 inches per binder----so a team could have a total of 6 inches in two binders.
        2-if a team has 1 notebook that's more than >6 inches thick-- does that require a judging panel to disqualify the teams notebook- eliminating them from any award possibilities?
        3- if a team has 1 notebook that's more than >4 inches thick-- does that require a judging panel to disqualify the teams notebook- eliminating them from any award possibilities?
        A: We don't want judges to disallow (or disqualify) teams or notebooks if they can help it and judges should not have to bring a ruler to measure the engineering notebooks. Judges should evaluate notebooks on content - then if there are 2 notebooks or teams that judges really can not decide between, then one way to break the tie is to look for the notebook that is more compliant to the rules. Teams should be aware of the judging guidelines and strive to follow them.
        Last edited by Mae Jemison; 02-14-2019, 11:21 AM.

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