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Team 1987: The First Four Years

Friday, August 20th, 2010

After having been involved for the first four years, we, Emma, Tom, and Becky, thought it important to document the things Team 1987 faced, overcame, and accomplished. Because we were at every meeting, volunteer event, presentation, build day, or competition event, we believe that our memories, combined with all the wonderful photographs taken by Lisa Smith (and others) should be shared. We chose to do so by writing this book.

It has 118 pages with around 520 photographs and it highlights each build season and the subsequent competition events. Also included are all the submitted documents that took us to the Championship in Atlanta three years in a row.

This book tells the story of what it takes to be a humble and very successful FIRSTĀ® team.

We did a bulk order through emails already. If you responded/paid, we have accounted for your order. So far, we ordered 24 books which should be here in a few weeks. If you didn’t respond to us and would like to buy one, you can buy one online. Here is the Blurb bookstore preview and order website:

We are very excited to finally publish this book. We have been working on it for many weeks. Going through pictures to choose the perfect shots as well as following our progress in words took hundreds of hours, and we feel it is a great representation of Team 1987’s first four years. If there are any questions about the book, please email:

We hope you enjoy it. To see the first 15 pages of the book, go to the link above.


This is my last work as a Broncobot. It has been an honor since the start!!

FIRST Robots: Rack N Roll featured in LS Tribune

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

FIRST Robots: Rack N Roll, the book that the Broncobots are going to be in, was featured in an article in the Lee’s Summit Tribune this Friday.
Here’s the article:


FIRST Robot: Rack N Roll

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

“Congratulations to Teams 118, 173, 375, 1086, 1985,1987, 25, 75, 111, 148, 330, 1126, 100, 190, 234, 384,
1114, 1714, 33, 40, 386, 418, 1629, 1731, 79, 357,1100, 1319, 1448, and 1612 for making it into the book FIRST Robots: Rack ‘n Roll!!”
We have been selected to be in FIRST Robots: Rack N Roll! We are one of only two rookie teams! Team 1987: PAGE 56!! contents

The Broncobots are going to make one large order, and because we are featured in the book, we get 50% off the list price. They are about $20 plus a little shipping. To make an order, email .
Here is the press release for the book (click to enlarge):

Broncobots at Sprint Center

Friday, December 14th, 2007

So far, the Broncobots parents and people over age 18 have worked at 2 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Concerts and one Blue Man Group to raise money for the Broncobots. We’re very thankful that so many parents have volunteered to work at Taco Taco or selling beer just for our team.

If you are interested in working one of the events, contact Leslie Dobyns at

For Sarah

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Something to look at: