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Week 3 of build season for 2016

Well guys the season has just started. If you keep up with our Facebook you know that we made a really good run last year. We were very proud of are students they did their very best last year we could not have asked for a better team. This year we have the biggest team ever and we are so excited to see what this build season is going to bring us. We are three week in and we are very hard at work. We have been trying to get people try and do vision tracking and target tracking,for the first time on this team in Lufkin PantherBot history. This will help us a lot with this years challenge, this years is one of the hardest challenge. #frc2582


Competition is just three weeks away! The PantherBots are very excited to compete this year. The team is making alterations and modifying the practice bot. The drive team is currently learning how to drive the robot using the practice bot.


The robotics team members are intuitively working in order to meet the OSHA deadline which is February 24th! Bag and tag is Tuesday, February, 17th. The entire team is focused and super excited for competition. We will keep updating as often as possible!

OSHA Update

The OSHA completion deadline is creeping up on the team members. February 15th is the official cut off date! Although the robot is not yet fully completed, it is functional. Stay vigilant on upcoming post that are soon to come.

Krystal’s Acceptance

Congratulations to Krystal, one of our programmers, for getting accepted into her school of choice, Lamar University. Krystal is going to major in computer science. We wish her the best of luck for her near future!

Krystal's acceptance into Lamar University!
Krystal’s acceptance into Lamar University!

Week 5 Progress

Our Roboteers have been studying diligently on the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Heath Administration) online program in order to be allowed in the pit area and be on the drive team during the Robotics FIRST competition in April. The program is a 10 hour instructional course culminating with an industry certification exam that they’re required to pass. Good luck to all our OSHA students! Also T-shirts are on the way, and are being finalized. You can support the team by purchasing one for $20. If you are interested in buying a shirt please message Panther Bots on Facebook.

Front design

Front design

Back design
Back design

Week 3 Progress

We are on schedule! Parts are being CADed, prototypes are being made, team members are busy, and we have three weeks to go! Fairly soon we will be posting pictures of our progress. Keep an eye on our social media!