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Finding balance for many of our team members is proving difficult. Many of our students participate not only in FTC but also FRC. Lack of drive team practice, but the practice we have gotten has gone very well! A few […]

The smell of failure?

You can often hear one of our team members, when we burn out a motor or cause it to smoke, exclaim “that’s the smell of failure!” But it hasn’t proved to be failure just yet. The first time this phrase […]

Day 16

More story time with Mr. Swartley tonight. Tonight we worked on code, shooting, frame, trip planning, and tons of other stuff! Getting concepts for the team poster going. Remember, your team brand is important! Have an image, get your name […]

Day 15

Programmers are discussing the philosophy of autonomous and programming possible components for autonomous. It would sure help if we had a finished robot, but we’ll get the different components that we can finished and add details later. Our pyramid is up! We […]

Days 13-14

Had a great time at the Iowa FLL Championship! Although code for Captain Pike was a little difficult when we first pulled him out to demo. Getting drive practice in for students who are considering drive team. How do you […]

Brownies and Routers!

Due to connection problems with the school’s wifi system, we moved our drive team practice from the tiger den to a student’s house. There weren’t too many problems there and we got a lot of drive time in for the […]

Day 12 – We’re hanging in there

Made quite a few decisions on how to proceed today. Glad we have a plan in place. Almost two weeks gone of the build season. What have you accomplished? Hey! Look at your calenders! It’s the 17th of January. Does […]

Day 11

Prioritization, can we do both parts of the game? Do we have to choose? If forced to choose, what would we pick? Lots of questions were asked today, but nothing decided on quite yet. Anyone else really pleased with that […]

Day 10 – Sickness

First mandatory meeting! Lots of great agenda things covered tonight. Remember to get your regional sheets in as soon as you can! Re-prioritized tonight for what is important for us to be able to do in the game. Short blog […]

Day 9 – Batteries!

Well, as a few of our members returned to the Doghouse from a presentation at our school’s STEM fair tonight, many found cars following them all the way from the high school. Five students all at the same time, all […]

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