***and don’t slip up
or else you’ll end up like us at worlds
I’d include a copy of the game manual, team biographies, meeting logs, separate programming logs (this separates the great from the good notebooks), Table of contents, page numbers, Clearly tabbed milestones/Competition reflections/sections/favorite experiences, research, experiments, photos of the meeting(labeled), sketches(labeled), cad models(labeled), equations/math, science articles/applied science/borrowed concepts, Funny quotes page, future plans, driver tricks, building tricks, leadership tricks, community outreach,
Everything which traces the experiences of the team and captures the happiness, excitement, organization, and sorrow of the season
Because it’s such a tedious task at times, I would make a template for your team to fill out. Also, giving them a motivator like " imagine how much fun it’ll be when you can say you made it heavier than some a hanging robots". Do the logs daily, and before everyone leaves. You could also make it the better of two poisons like clean up, or do the log book. We also used google docs so multiple people can work on the notebook at the same time.
electronic version of our logs(does not include everything in our notebook): http://www.hydrarobotics.com/vtu-weekly-updates.html**