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Week 1 Update - Build Season 2017

posted 17 Jan 2017, 00:12 by ellie@thedropbears.org.au
Week 1 was an exciting and busy week for The Drop Bears. After 2017 Build Season Kick Off! on Sunday, we continued to work on our strategy on Monday. We all met that night to present our ideas to the group. After a long discussion of weighing up the pros and cons of each, we decided on our team's strategy. Everyone was happy to have made the first big decision for the season, our robot was slowly beginning to come together. 

Now that this was decided, we were able to start the design phase. Again, we split up into four groups and began brainstorming and fleshing out ideas for the robot. The next three days consisted of long conversations, lots of sketches and maths, as well as some prototyping. We regrouped to present our ideas to the group and began the process of narrowing down our options to a single design. Once this was done, we could begin working on the detailed design. We split up into our drive base and game piece teams to do this. 

With the drive base being assembled and game piece prototypes coming along, it has shown to be a productive week 1 and we are excited to keep working on the robot for the weeks to come.

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