Welcome back folks, today’s a rather interesting day due to the fact that only a quarter of the team is in room 312. The programming and building team are in a different location perfecting designs on our robot so that we can begin to practice before the competition season starts. However, the business team is here doing a special project for our quest to help team Flurb go green. We’ve designed a logo and our initials to go on a special red water bottle so that our team can use water bottling filling stations at our school and others in our area. This will help to ensure we don’t use nearly as many disposable plastic waters during practice and at competitions and therefore help contribute our piece to helping reduce pollution on Earth. That’s all for right now Flurbies. See you tomorrow!
At an early 10 AM the Flurb team braved the frigid temperatures and a wee bit of snow to be here at practice. So here’s the scoop on today. Our dearest builders are building our robot’s frame. Our phenomenal programmers are playing around with our bot’s camera controls. The business team is playing around with our blog and finalizing our t-shirt designs. It has been a very productive day here at Team Flurb headquarters.
Hey guys, welcome back to Flurb’s blog. On this very collaborative Saturday morning meeting were all gathered here to get everything ready for the upcoming week. A few of our members tomorrow will be attending and presenting at the BWARA design review, which is where all of the teams from our area show off their design so far and explain the process that went into it. So we’re setting up our Power Point for the presentation. While preparing for that our programmers are finagling with last seasons robot and its programming. Our builders are looking at design ideas and using CAD to model them. That’s about it for today. Good luck for tomorrow Flurb!
Today is a great day in Flurb as are most days. We are working on CADing our design for this season. Well we all work on our own little projects updating programs and figuring out our strategy for the new season. We had a little bit of fun with last season’s robot Nancy. Fun, you ask? Well today our high school had a home basketball game and we got to execute a plan two years in the making. During the basketball we drove the robot down to concession stand. We picked up a basket and attached a note and money to the crate asking for popcorn. And it worked! I’d say it was a pretty good day here at Flurb.
Hey guys we’re back and on this chilly December Tuesday night the flurb team is split in two. Half of our team is with one of our sponsors Henshaw working to construct this years new pit. The other half of our team is here in room 312 working on important things like swerve drive and vision. Swerve Drive allows for our robot to go around a whole 360 degrees. Vision is a camera that’s attached to our bot and it allows for our robot to see whats going on around it and recognize different shapes, which may be important for our upcoming competition. That’s it for this blog post tonight, see you soon!
Boooo! Tomorrow’s spooky day so on this shivery day before Halloween we’ve all crowded in room 312 to work on our robot Nancy. After returning from the girl’s competition two weekends ago, we are reattaching the arm of our robot and working on our swerve chassis. We’re doing many preparations for building season and our next girl’s competition on November 9th and 10th in Bloomfield, MI. Hope to see you there!