Our first week of the 2017 robotics season was very fun and inspiring! We found out what the game was this year and immediately jumped into work. First, we analyzed the manual and figured out the rules. Then we decided on the basic function of our robot and broke up into three groups (red, blue, and green). In our individual groups, we each brainstormed and came up with our own unique designs. Deciding on our designs, we made prototypes and constructed CAD models for our robots. At the end of the week, each of the design teams presented their ideas to the whole group. Then, collectively, we voted and discussed the parts of the robots we liked. By the end of our first week, we had a basic outline of the robot!