Archive for February, 2019

What Is Happening in FIRST?

Posted by Lori Dale On February 26, 2019 Comments Off on What Is Happening in FIRST?

Now that build season is over, and our robot is in the bag, we are counting down to our competition. In the interval, we are working on assembling our bumpers and small upgrades that we can install on the robot later. The safety team is upgrading their files and generally getting things prepared for competition.  [ Read More ]

Week 6- Precompetition and Stop Build

Posted by Lori Dale On February 19, 2019 Comments Off on Week 6- Precompetition and Stop Build

By the time that you read this, build season will officially be over, and the robot will be in the bag. It has been an intense build season, with exciting first steps on building the robot and some tough delays due to school closures. Over the weekend, we took the robot to a “Week 0  [ Read More ]

Week 5 Bumpers and Wires

Posted by Lori Dale On February 12, 2019 Comments Off on Week 5 Bumpers and Wires

This week we started building our bumpers. We make 3 sets, one orange, for presentations, and one blue and one red for competition. We have the wood frames made, and the pool noodles on the wood. We have the orange bumpers basically completed, and just need to put on the blue and red fabric to  [ Read More ]

Week 4- Of Days Lost, and Days Gained

Posted by Lori Dale On February 5, 2019 Comments Off on Week 4- Of Days Lost, and Days Gained

This week the Gearheads hit a little hiccup in their build. As most, if not all, teams in Minnesota, the “Polar Vortex” put a pause on not only school but our build team meetings. We managed to squeeze in a meeting last Monday, but were off on Tuesday and Wednesday. So we are slightly playing  [ Read More ]

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