Saturday March 2, 2019

Hey guys is a moderately early Saturday morning and the Flurb crew is all at the practice field. Our business team is printing vinyl sponsor stickers for the bots glass side paneling. The programmers are playing with the robots arm and its positioning. We are also beginning to come up with our pre- scouting questions.

February 27, 2019

Hey guys this is a bit of flashback to last Wednesday which was the 27th of February. On that fun day quiet a bit happened, that was the day that our whole team visited one of our sponsors Henshaw’s building. Well we were their we unveiled our new pit that they funded. Its completely custom done with lots of unique features like red back lighting, etched glass, TVs and lots of other really cool details. So back to the beginning that day we left our high school right after our last class, but not before we all put on our matching Flurb gear. After that we blasted off to the Henshaw building to show off the pit. When we got there we showed off the pit and answered lots of questions. We wrapped up the night by all grabbing food as a team and setting up back at the practice field.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hey Flurbies welcome back, today were at the BWARA practice field. Were here making extremely last minute adjustments to our robot because tonight is bag day. Which means by the end of the night our robot will be put into a bag and we won’t be able to touch it until the official start of week zero competitions. Which will actually take place this Sunday at the BWARA field where all of the blue water area teams will get together and revel this seasons bots and get to test them out. So as far as last minute preparations go our programmers are playing with our robots controls and such. The builders are tying up their loose ends. Well business is adding our sponsor logo stickers. Happy bag day folks that’s all for tonight.

Thursday February 7, 2019

Hey guys welcome back today’s a beautiful Thursday afternoon with a high of 46 degrees (kidding well , not really but that was Angela my friend and one of our programmers idea). If your questioning why theirs a post on a Thursday well that’s actually understandable being that we normally don’t post on Thursday’s. However I showed up on a fluke and a few people were here. So well were making some adjustments on our robot I figured I’d throw a quick post up for the night. So I figure I’ll give you a quick run down of the situation . Were just sort of finagling some pieces on the bot and honestly that’s it the whole thing is very chill and relaxed . That’s all for today.

Monday February 11, 2019

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!

Saturday January 19, 2019

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.

Saturday 12, 2019

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday January 8, 2019

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.

12.11.2018

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!

10/30/18

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!

Please note: This is a posed picture. All safety precautions were in effect during practice.