Today kicked off the 2017 build season for the Buchanan Bird Brain. The team was revealed this year game FIRST Steamworks, this game requires teams to retrieve and set up elements that will prepare their “ship” to take flight. Once our team was revealed the game we split into three groups. The first group was the strategy group, this group read the manual and hypothesized strategies to play the game. The second group worked on mapping out the measurements of the field in our shop, this group also began constructing field elements that we can later practice with. The third and final group worked on documenting the day and started awards such as our Chairman’s binder. Team 1671 will be back in the shop today working hard in the early stages of shaping DOC XIII!