Engineering Notebook Template

Hey everyone,

I have an ENg Notebook Specific question, For teams that instead of writing everything in, tape a page hat they have typed up onto the actual pages of the notebook, is there a specific template that you guys use?

Thanks so much

Vex has a premade template available at This Site, it was recently updated for the 2023-2024 season. It has a lot of useful premade slides you can work with, including multiple full field diagrams and button/port mapping to help with coding.

The teams I work with use the field diagrams to map out and plan both match strategies and skills routes for both driver and auton skills. They use the button and port mapping to help keep track of what mechanisms are connected to what ports, and what buttons are still open or which are in use. They also found during the last season that these helped to impress judges by showing their planning, strategies, and overall organization.

This doesn’t answer your question, but are you aware that you can have a digital notebook? Some events still require paper but you can simply print the document before the competition and put it into a binder.

Here is a link to templates:

My answer…

There is no official template for this. You can make your own, or, as you suggested, people who have already made one could give you some help. Not all notebooks are the same size though, so there is a chance that any people have already made won’t fit.

An alternative…

If you want to make one on your own here are the steps I would follow:

  • The first thing you need to figure out is exactly what dimensions the page / template is that you want to print.
  • Then, you will need to create the template to scale in a google doc, or word if you prefer.
  • Next I would print out a test page to see how close it is to your desired dimensions. (Printers are generally close to printing exact dimensions, but I haven’t ever been able to get precise; they generally print smaller than desired)
  • Then using some simple algebra (measuring how big the page you printed is vs how big you want it to be)… you can then scale it up or down whenever you print according to the scale you calculated. This way, you don’t have to worry about scaling the dimensions of your document to some obscure size; rather, the scaling is done after you create your template.

I haven’t used this method for notebooks, but I have used it to create guides to cut Lexan, woodworking projects, even cr

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I might have misinterpreted the OP’s question…

There definitely are digital engineering notebook templates, they use a 8.5" * 11" page format, but there are not official templates if all you want to do is paste in a page… much like 515R did:

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