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Basket Case

Up Next is ready to take on a new season! As a team building exercise, the coaches came up with a mock game called Basket Case. Just like a game FIRST would release at the beginning of build season, we were given a brief summary of the game and were

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2016 Greater Kansas City Regional

This past weekend we attended our “home regional”, the Greater Kansas City Regional. We’ve gone to this regional every year of our team’s existence and it has been amazing every time. Since load-in and pit setup were Wednesday evening, we had more time Thursday to get the robot together. We bagged

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2015 Cow Town ThrowDown – A Rookie Perspective

My FIRST robotics competition, what did I think? I thought it was an amazing, exhilarating, and an overall fantastic time. I’d been on the team for maybe a month or so before Cow Town, so I knew the game and I knew the team. The only thing I hadn’t known,

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Our robot, Sherman: the Victim

We’ve been running out of room with all these robots stacking up, so we had a team meeting to decide on which robot to recycle. Because we are in love with our robots Wilson and Apollo we pronounced Sherman to be the victim. Throughout the night, we took apart Sherman

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2014 Pre-Season Rookie Project

Every year we have our rookies do a shop project to help them learn how to safely use tools. This year their project was to design and build a Safety Glasses Container. They started out by brainstorming in two separate groups. The two groups came up with an idea and then

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2013 Cow Town ThrowDown: A Rookie Perspective

My first time at Cow Town ThrowDown was awesome! Although I’ve attended other FRC regionals because of my brother being on the team, this was my first year actually experiencing what it’s like at an actual competition. My least favorite part is probably waking up really early.I loved watching all

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