Barat Academy EagleBots

By: Cameron Fearn | January 16, 2016

We have had a great FIRST week of the Build Season! This year, more of a dedication has been put to reading and understanding the rules, determining a strategy, and working with Computer Aided Design. Below are updates on what each sub-team has accomplished this week. 

  • Programming - Our programming team is working to get the fundamental code for the general operations of a robot. This includes visual abilities such as 'seeing' reflective tape. This will be absolutely necessary later in the season.
  • CAD - The CAD team has been working on putting together the chassis within Inventor Pro. By doing this, a robot will be able to be designed and tested on the computer. This will help us to get a better understanding of the bot before it is actually constructed.
  • Build - The build team is working to construct the chassis. They are also working to determine the best robot design. 
  • Media, Outreach, and Strategy - The Media and Outreach team has worked this week on reading the rules multiple times so that the team has a resource for questions concerning the rules. These members have also spent time working on game ideas. Questions asked include: How can we gain the most points? What is a possible and plausible game strategy?

It is imperative that all members understand the ideas and rules of the game. The game rules can be found at

Here are some pictures from this week:

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