I’ve been looking to see how I can improve my team’s notebook for next year. I’ve read many of the other threads here regarding tips on engineering notebook. I’ve seen many of the same things: follow the rubric, CAD, PID, use a lot of pictures, be consistent with the format, etc.

However, there was on aspect that really interested me that many people have suggested (and something I’ve been suggested multiple times in my time in robotics): use calculations and math in your notebook. I know it impresses a lot of the judges and makes you stand out. This is definitely something I want to start doing, but I’ve never done calculations in my notebook and I haven’t been completely sure on how you could use calculations in the notebook and how teams have utilized them.

In this thread I want to hear about some of the use of calculations in robotics and how they can be used in future seasons. I’d also like to hear some examples of math teams have done in their notebook that really impressed judges and the usefulness of it.