Archive for the Build Season ’12 Category

French the llama, we have a good Chairman’s team!

It’s been a long journey full of trials and triumph, but our Chairman’s presentation is coming together! Our slideshow is done, our attire is looking pretty spiffy, and our vocal presentation is getting polished to perfection. We are getting excited for the regional next week and for the chance to

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Week Six

It’s just three days until bag and tag and we’re defiantly working under crunch time. All three major award essays were submitted on time along with the website. Even though all the essays have been submitted there’s still much work to be done on them. Such as Chairman’s Presentation and

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Week Five

We’re nearing the end of build season and our team has been working  long and hard in order to get everything completed in time. Week five was stressful  yet successful at the same time.  In the beginning of last week the controls team and the build team came together to

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Week Four

Week four was filled with great progress in all areas of the team. Build Team: This past week the build team was very busy perfecting the ball conveyor, adding the basket in which the balls will sit, completing the bumpers and installing motors. Our current robot weight is 111lbs. Controls

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Week Three

We’re already half way through build season! Time is going by way too fast! This past week, the build team got a lot accomplished. We completed the frame, mounted four mecanum wheels, and finished our scissor lift. Aside from build, the control team has been busy switching the jaguars from

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Week Two

Building of the final prototype was a priority for this week. The frame and ball in-take system was the first task on the to-do list. When this was successfully plotted out, Zach and Jude began to work on CAD. The rest of the build team worked on the lift and

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Week One

The first couple days of build season was filled with brainstorming and strategy sessions. We divided into three sub-teams and each team had two nights to come up with a basic robot design and prototype made out of cardboard, legos, or kinects. On the third night we all came together

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2012 KickOff / QuickBuild

On Saturday, January 7, while our head coach and team captains headed to Garmin to watch the kick-off with other teams in the Kansas City region, our team gathered at MCC-BTC to watch the live NASA feed. Excitement was building as we searched for clues regarding this year’s game. We

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