Day 8

9/19/17 “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” -Plato Team 2435W is figuring out the design specifics for their robot by looking at some old robots from previous years. While Team 2435B is not far behind as they finish up with their engineering notebooks and robot designs. There is a lot of […]

Day 7

9/14/17 Nothing worth having comes easy Finally decisions have been made! Team 2435W has made a final design for this years competition and plans to start building as soon as possible!

Day 6

9/12/17 The best ideas lose their owners and take on loves of their own. – Nolan Bushnell Moving right along! Our teams are so close to building they can taste the metal in the air. As they create robot designs and trouble shooting the teams are working constantly to come up with the perfect combination. […]

Day 5

9/7/17 The key responsibility of leadership is to think about the future. There is a lot of planning that goes into engineering. Today our engineers practiced driving some of the old robots and created a decision matrix for their notebooks.

Day 4

9/5/17 “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” -Michael Jordan Another busy day here at Great Plains! Our engineers must brainstorm and design several ideas before they start to build. So, the subsystems they pick will be the design they use for the whole year! To make sure each driver and programmer has […]

Day 3

9/1/17 “There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going” – Beverly Sills Another day of hard work! Our teams have started to prepare their engineering notebooks and portfolios. Also, as they continue to brain storm and research, our engineers have started sketching and developing ideas for their robot.

Day 2

8/29/17 “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Second day was a blast! Teams worked together to solve problems that may arise in the future and brainstormed how to fix them early on. After that each team had their own meeting to work on the engineering note book creating a decision matrix and […]

Day 1!

8/24/17 Welcome to the team, we’ve been expecting you. Today was the first team meeting, YAY! All of our team members are attending the Great Plains Technology School and are taking pre-Engineering classes, so they came in anxious to put those skills to work. Once separated into two teams our engineers got straight to work on assigning roles, […]