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Cal Poly Rose Float Collection

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How to Build a Rose Float: Design

Both Cal Poly Pomona and San Luis Obispo campuses help choose the design for the float. Design considerations begin in January of each year. After a design decision has been reached, officials from the two float committees meet in Santa Barbara to discuss the overall details of the float. Since the float is built in two halves, one on each campus, both sections must be carefully coordinated early in the process. Pomona is in charge of the float animation, and SLO is in charge of the float’s drive system. Each campus has the same float frame components to work with every year, which are reshaped accordingly.

 
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