Friday, February 15, 2019

Welcome back to another day at team Flurb! Today we have a lot of things we have to do, as bag day is rapidly approaching. The building team today is finalizing the robot, and the business team is generating sponsor logos for the robot. Also systems and control are working on the final wiring configurations. We are in the homestretch-at least for building. Our drive team will soon be hitting the practice field to work on our on the field strategy.

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!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Welcome back to a wonderful day at the Flurb workshop.  We again have many things to do today and not a lot of time to do it, so it’s going to be a blast!  First thing is the business team will be working on today’s blog post (#breaking the fourth wall).  We’ll also be working on trying to fix a Cricut air 2 so that will be fun! The building team will be working on the robot–that’s right with 15 days till bag day they will build 2 robots: 1 prototype and the competition one. This represents a pretty hefty task list, but with a positive attitude, they will get it done. The programming will be working on coding and working on the calculations for Limelight. It’s pretty involved, but I’m positive they will get it done. So that’s all for Team Flurb today!

I would also like to mention The Times Herald, our local newspaper which recently published an article about our new BWARA practice field. They did a great job with it and really highlighted the collaboration which created the space. If would like to read the article, please click on the link below.   Have a nice day, and as always, stay tuned for the next Flurb post!

Friday , February 1, 2019

Welcome back. Today was filled with lots of fun. Our team made our way down to the BWARA practice field to set up field elements. We had a blast setting up and are one step closer to finishing the field.  While we were constructing the field, the building team was working to finish the final design for our robot. So that will do it for today. Stayed tuned for tomorrow’s post.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Welcome back! Today’s is going to be fun as we have lots to do. First thing first…our business team has a lot to do so that will be fun.  The building team is again working on the final design for the robot. The programming team is working with Limelite. It’s a vision/camera program and the coders are trying to figure out if the robot can recognize the vision tape.  They are deep into intricate math calculations to determine the appropriate angles. Sooooo, that will do it for today. Stayed tuned for next week’s post.

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.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Welcome back! Today is going to be a very busy day for team 5843. We have many things to do today. The build team is still working on ideas for our new robot which no doubt going to be awesome!! Our businesses team is writing this blog. The systems and controls team is working on code for the swerve drive. Thanks for tuning in for this week’s blog post and as always check back in next week

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!







Friday, January 11, 2019

welcome back today is filled with a lot of stuff the first thing we did was as a team we discussed about what we are doing to day so hear are what we are doing. the building team is using vex to build a prototype arm for the new robot the programming team is working on cad and the business team is working on today’s blog which im writhing right now so thats all for today and make sure to stay tooned for next weeks blog

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.