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An Up Next Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s day. What a lovely time to spend with the ones we love! Well, for robotics students that might not at all be possible. Unless you really love your team. WHAT?! In all seriousness, the stress of week six of build season can overshadow the fun of Valentine’s day.

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2017 Kickoff/Quickbuild

The 2016 season and off-season flew by fast! Whether your team is ready for it or not, the 2017 FRC Season Kickoff has come and Up Next is pumped!   FRC Team 1939 – The Barstow Kuhnigits was gracious to invite us to their kickoff event for breakfast, fellowship, and

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Take a “Byte” Out of Hunger – 2016

 On November 29th, we had our fifth annual Take a “Byte” Out of Hunger service project held at Harvesters Food Bank. Each of our members were eager to help. Our team arrived and the staff had us sanitize our hands before splitting us up into three teams. The first team

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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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Mid-Build Season Update

We cannot believe build season is already halfway through! Here is a summary of what’s happened in the past three weeks: The build season began by gathering for breakfast and fellowship at the home of FRC Team 1939, The Kuh-Nig-Its. We assembled in the auditorium to watch the kickoff broadcast.

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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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2015 Bag And Tag

 Ahh! Bag And Tag comes too quickly! Everyone frantically worked in order to get the robot completed before it was inserted into the bag and tagged with an industrial sized zip-tie. Each year a student volunteers to give a eulogy before we bag the bot. This year’s, however, was especially

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2015 Kickoff Day

  IT’S KICKOFF DAY! The start of the 2015 Build Season, the start to nothing on our minds but ROBOTS, and the start to six weeks of no sleep. Aaaahh, what an exciting time. So here’s how our day went: Bright and early in the morning we ventured to Barstow

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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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