Alpha+ Team Updates

2020 Build Season Week 6

By Kaylee McCabe / February 15, 2020

And just like that, week 6 is done! This week was quite productive, the build team is almost complete with the ball handler, our ball launcher is close to 90% complete, the robot’s ball grabber and climber have continued to be worked on, and they’ve brainstormed ideas for the control panel. Our programmers have been […]

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2020 Build Season Week 5

By Kaylee McCabe / February 8, 2020

Week five has come to an end. This week our electrical team created an electrical plan for the robot. The old robots got up to date with the new code. The design team worked on CADing the magazine for the powercells and the launchers walls, then they started CNCing the launchers walls. The business team […]

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2020 Build Season Week 4

By Kaylee McCabe / February 1, 2020

And that concludes Week 4! Our programming team has perfected swerve drive while also beginning targeting with Limelight. They have begun prototyping a winch for climbing as well. The design team has continued work on CAD while also training new members on how to use the program. This week our electrical team built and tested […]

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2020 Build Season Week 3

By Kaylee McCabe / January 28, 2020

Week three has officially commenced. This week the build and design team prototyped and built different feed-in mechanisms for the ball intake. The ball launcher has consistently been able to score power cells in the high goal. The build team practiced welding for frame assembly. Swerve drive programs were worked on, and the programming team […]

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2020 Build Season Week 2

By Grace Hopkins / January 17, 2020

Projects from week one have continued into week two. Programmers have swerve-drive running. Electrical has been working on mock-ups for the launcher as well as swerve-drive. Thursday, the team built our 4 swerve-drive transmissions. Our build team has been continuously working on the mock-up for our intake method, while also working with the design team […]

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2020 Build Season Week 1

By Kaylee McCabe / January 17, 2020

Week one was extremely productive. The programmers worked together to get caught up on the code structure changes for 2020. They also started to work on the code for the flat bot, and figured out how to read the encoder. The build team made several different prototype ball launchers, to find the most effective design. […]

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2019 Bonners Ferry FLL Competition

By kerrie_elynn / December 11, 2019

For the third consecutive year, we’ve assisted with the Bonners Ferry FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament. This year we had three teams from Hayden, ID and three from our hometown of Bonners Ferry, ID, but for what we lacked in the diversity of roots we made up for in general spirit. This year our team […]

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2019 Build Season End

By kerrie_elynn / February 22, 2019

Alas, the last day of build season has come upon us. As we reflect back on the season, many thoughts come to mind. Through all of the good days, the bad days, the snow days, etc. our team has accomplished many great things together. Each member brought something new to contribute to every meeting allowing […]

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Build Season 2019: Week Six

By kerrie_elynn / February 19, 2019

We undertook and accomplished a lot of tasks in Week 6. Our Programming team started to get their code ready for deployment on our bot. The Build team finished the bot and turned it over for the Electrical team, who are wiring the motors and putting together the IGUS chains. Finally, the Business team submitted […]

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Build Season 2019: Week Five

By kerrie_elynn / February 9, 2019

Week Five was industrious. The programming team tuned the PID loop to remove shakiness from the elevator and enable the bot to stay level as it rises off the ground; they also finalized the skeleton code and tested their code with single action solenoids. The build team is prepping the robot for electrical and they […]

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