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2017

Week One

Week one consisted of brainstorming designs, game strategies, and prototyping for the 2017 game, FIRST Steamworks.

Week Two

During week two, the Broncobots worked hard on desgin and putting our protoypes into CAD. 

Week Three

Throughout week three, the Broncobots have turned our designs to life with our CNC router! 

Week Four

 In week four PR/buisness has been busy away with the FedEX challenge, and Build is hard at work with the robot.

 

2016

Week One

The week was filled with brainstorming, strategy, and prototyping for this year's game, FIRST Stronghold!

Week Two

Prototyping continues as we refine our strategy and robot design.

Week Three

Prototyping has ended and we continue to refine our robot.

Week Four

We countinue to build our robot.

Week Five

The BroncoBots finish the practice robot for the Open House at the end of the week

Week Six

The Broncobots put on the finishing touches on the robot and contiune to practice driving the robot

2015

Week One

The game this year (Recycle Rush) has been revealed so brainstorming and prototyping ensues!

Week Two

The team continues prototyping. Various tests are performed with each prototype.

Week Three

Team 1987 is working at a steady pace. Chairman's, CAD, and programming are all underway.

Week Four

The Broncobots are pushing forward with design of the robot. We also donated to Hope House this week!

Week Five

The broncobots are well into build. The finish line is in sight!

Week Six

Finishing touches are added and then it's in the bag!

2014

Week One

The game (Aerial Assist) was revealed at The Broncobots' kick-off breakfast. The team split into sub-teams and started brainstorming; each team began to design and construct cardboard prototypes of the robot.

Week Two

Team 1987 started putting together the different parts of the robot in the form of wooden prototypes. The team also began programming and working on the Chairman's submission.

Week Three

The team maintained its work in prototyping, programming, and Chairman's. CAD began as well, initiating build process of the practice robot.

Week Four

The team continued to build the practice robot, as well as configuring the electrical wiring of the robot. The team's annual food drive for Social Services also began.

Week Five

The Broncobots completed their practice robot and began assembling their final robot. In addition, the LSR-7 Alliance began a toilet paper drive for a local women's shelter.

Week Six

In the final week of 2014's build season, The Broncobots' robot was completed and placed in the bag with over half an hour to spare. In addition, both the team's food drive for Social Services and the LSR-7 Alliance's toilet paper drive came to a close. The team also made Valentine's Day cards for residents at local nursing homes as well as the Whiteman Air Force Base.

2013

Week One

In week one, the team was introduced to this year's game, which is called "Ultimate Ascent". It then split into subteams to design prototypes of the robot. The annual pancake breakfast was also held.

Week Two

During week two, the team managed to complete a prototype of the shooter, which is actually somewhat accurate and had a decent range.  There happened to be some issues with the electronics board, but everything went well in the end.

Week Three

The shooter tests continue to progress in week three. Also, CAD is nearing the stage where they can assemble everything. The programmers have been practicing a new language using an old robot.

Week Four

In week four, the team encountered several problems. CAD discovered that some parts were not the right dimensions, and therefore could not be integrated in their current state. The programmers also lost some code, but worked quickly to replace it.

Week Five

This week, the team started preparing for the end of the season. Scrimmage was prepared for and the Dean's List and Woodie Flowers submissions were made.

Week Six

This week was the final week for this build season. Our robot, Dennis the Menace, was completed in time for bag and tag. Soon the team will be competing in regionals.

2012

Week One

During week one, the team hosted their annual pancake breakfast. This year's game, Rebound Rumble, was revealed and the team spent a ton of time brainstorming. The team spent the rest of the week prototyping and working on the chassis.

Week Two

During week two, the team received new parts and finished the chassis. The electronics board was designed and the programmers configured all of the different sensors. 

Week Three

The chassis was completed, the electronics board was cut out, and the animation started taking shape. The programmers worked on tracking the goal and the practice robot started to take shape.

Week Four

Animation started lighting, the shooter started taking shape, and multiple community outreach projects were started. The programmers started work on the customizable dashboard. 

Week Five

The build team finished getting all of the parts manufactured for the robot, the website team made the finishing touches to this website, and the public relations team wrote the Chairman's, Woodie Flowers, and Deans List essays.

Week Six

The robot was finished during week six and the programmers got the robot to complete their code and troubleshoot. The website and award essays were also submitted.

2011

Week 1

The team hosted a pancake breakfast at LSN kickoff of the year's season, where the team will be playing this year's game, Logomotion. During week one, the team began the brainstorming process and began setting up at our new build site.

Week 2

During week two, the team began discussing and building prototypes, made the scoring grid, feeder slots, and the minibot pole, and programming began basic mecanum code.

Week 3

The team mounted the electronics, the programmers worked with basic code, and the work on Dean's List, Woodie Flowers, and Chairman's essays during week three.

Week 4

During week four, the programmers coded the robot, which can now move in all directions, the minibot deployment drawer slide is functioning, and the animation team is close to finishing. Public relations is working on community service.

Week 5

During week five, the team hosted an open house, has a functioning drawer slide, claw and arm, and is working on the award's essays.

Week 6

The team made the finishing touches to the robot this week. The programming subteam got the robot to finalize their code, and then the robot was bagged.

2010

Week 1

On January 9th, 2010, we received the 2010 FRC game Breakaway. We started brainstorming and developing concepts for the new robot in week one.

Week 2

In week two, we further designed components of the robot and began assembling a basic chassis.

Week 3

In week three, we got parts designed in CAD and machined. We also received belts and other parts from Dayco to begin work on the drive system, which had its first successful test Saturday night.

Week 4

In week four, we machined a lot of parts for various components of the robot. On Thursday, the chassis was welded. We had our final water-jet cut versions of the tank tracks attached to the robot, and they will just need some minor adjustments.

Week 5

Our robot is finally starting to look like a robot. The animation has been finished. Our website is being updated almost daily. CAD is working on drawing all the components. The kicker is working. The telescoping tube/wire + hook to hoist our robot up is being finished up. A ball magnet is being developed.

Week 6

We completed our robot in week 6. We finished up the components and the programmers started working with the robot.