Planning and Prototyping


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We set off working on our challenge today. Most of our groups have met during the week, and figured out a strategy for what to build, test and prototype today.

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We built some ramps..

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…and a model of the goal…

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And some groups are working on ways to trap or pick up a ball.

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Planning together, and communicating our ideas is not always easy, but it’s worth it for sure!

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We’re getting to know our group better the more time we spend together!

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Some of us are working on CAD to make parts on the CNC mill later on.

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It’s going to be so cool to have precision manufacturing in the room this year! Thanks Sherline for making that possible for us.

Today a few K-Bots got their hats!

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We are a tight knit team that celebrates everyone’s uniqueness. We knit hats for each other, and these hats have become a real symbol for our team.

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There are a few rules: don’t talk about hats/ask for a hat.
Hats are knit for team members by team members.
Hats are worn with pride 🙂

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The moment of surprise when hats are given is a really fun thing to experience.

We took a bit of a break to do some other jobs tonight. We painted the bulletin board purple.

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It’s so fresh and clean now! Ready for information for the students of KCVI.

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Some of us learned how to bend metal safely. We are going to use these manufacturing techniques to make parts for our challenge robots.

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Part of our team worked on knitting. Some of us are just learning. The knitting club meets on Friday at lunch if anyone wants a good spot to practice.

Our chairman’s writing crew and sponsorship group got started today, and we’re looking forward to a productive time over the next few months.

The game board is in room 107 tomorrow for all who want to work on their designs at lunch.

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