Quantum Ninjas News


March 15, 2014

After our robots poor performance at our first tournament last weekend due to a broken chain, the team is working hard to fix the robot and implement a new drive train in the allotted 6 hours out-of-bag time. Programming is being updated and changed, the electrical system is being slightly rewired, and the drive system is being overhauled. The goal is to have ample time to test the robot before the big competition at GVSU on March 21 and 22.

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February 15, 2014

The team has been working hard over the last few weeks as we have been building, programming, and adding the electrical components to the robot. Today we are adding the finishing touches on the body and finishing the programming so the robot can be tested. With only 3 days left until Stop Build Day everything is slowly coming to a close.

January 22, 2014

The Quantum Ninjas are working hard on this years robot. The Team's website is currently being brought up to date. The robot itself is well underway in design and the construction.

January 4, 2014

Launch Day 2014. Team 1677 meets for a fun day of learning about this years game and planning for the season. Many great ideas and innovations were displayed throughout the day as we work to figure out the robot that will master this years challenge, Aerial Assist. To learn about this years game click here.

October 26, 2013

Today Team 1677 attended WMRI (West Michigan Regional Invitational) held in Zeeland MI. Throughout the day we dealt with a few errors and ended up overcoming them all. In the end, among 29 teams attending WMRI, Team 1677 was ranked sixth at the end of qualifying round. Our robot climbed the pyramid for thirty points in almost every game we played. All had a lot of fun at this competition and the rookie team members got a chance to bond with the rest of the existing team.

Team History

Team #1677 from Kalamazoo, Michigan experienced its first year of involvement in the FIRST Robotics Competition in 2005. Since then, the team has maintained a strong enthusiasm for FIRST competition and robotics – harvesting a yearn to grow and evolve from year to year.

The prominent community involvement within the team is evident; mentors from Western Michigan University and students from Kalamazoo area high schools have worked together since the first competition to design, construct and then compete with the robots. In coming years the team plans to mentor a FIRST Lego League team. A year down the road, the team is gearing up to mentor another FIRST robotics team with the help of more mentors and the local community.

Team 2008 at the Regional Competition
The Kalamazoo, Michigan Quantum Ninjas 2008 FIRST Team #1677