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Awards Committee is a duo of devoted FRC robotics students that sacrifice their time to ensure all team events are recorded. They take pictures of these events and organize them in chronological order. This helps for when they focus on the Chairman's Binder, which includes all events in which the team takes place in. The Chairman's Award is the main award focus for this committee. However, the awards committee also focuses on all other relevant awards. They collaborate with the whole team, but primarily focus on cooperating with communications. Awards committee is like the historians of the team, recording and preserving all past events that the team attended. They have two main responsibilities though. Meeting deadlines for award submissions and completing and maintain the upkeep of the Chairman's Binder. Although this committee is one of the underdogs of our team, it takes every gear to keep our griffin running smoothly.


The communications committee exists to ensure that the team is recognized not only within the FIRST community, but also in our own local community. It is important that we update our sponsors and the entire world of our accomplishments. On top of that we integrate the team’s brand throughout both marketing and engineering, producing the consistency of a real world corporation. Some of the tasks we accomplish include updating sponsors on team apparel and flyers, and promoting and advertising events. Also ensuring the team complies with the brand guidelines, communicating with fellow FIRST teams, and keeping our community up to date with photos and videos.


The finance committee primarily manages the expenses and revenue of team 5012. Most of this revenue is obtained via fundraising, grants, sponsorships, etc. We overview the spending of our team and plan a budget for the season in order to prevent over spending. 

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Manufacturing, is a group of team members that works together heavily with each committee on the Engineering side of Gryffingear. We heavily specialize in the manufacturing of the robot thus giving us the name Manufacturing Committee. However, we also work on creating many field elements depending on each year’s game. We also work on the creation of side projects to help improve different committees on Gryffingear.

Control Systems

Control Systems is the subsystem that is in charge of doing the wiring, writing the code, and running the pneumatic system for the robot. Control systems is made up of 5 students, 3 seniors and 2 freshman. We are in charge of making sure that all of the control systems for the robot is running smoothly in and out of competition. The subsystem does all of the coding for the robot and this includes things such as sensors, motors, and solenoids. The wiring of the robot includes this and other things like the voltage regulator module, pneumatic control module, roboRio, and the power distribution panel