Inside the Riley Robot Game

It took some time, but Riley Robot in a Space Race is now playable on the Riley Robot website! Now that the game is officially published, we don’t have to explain what the game consists of because you can play it yourself (http://rileyrobot.akfirstrobotics.org/play/)! However, we can still explain how the …

Online Recruitment

Though we may be kept isolating at home, that doesn’t mean we can’t begin recruitment for the upcoming season. Many of our current members heard about our team thanks to past recruitment at summer engineering camps, and we’re continuing to connect with potential new members this summer over Zoom. We’ve …

Project Avatar

For a while now, our team has included members from all over Alaska. We even have a member in Mexico! We are currently working on a project to help our virtual members interact even more with the team. We call it Project Avatar.  Project Avatar is a robot to act …

Operation Lego Redistribution

Operation Lego Redistribution (OLR) is a new outreach project we started. It centers around the field components that are used at the State FLL Competition each year, then left in storage. OLR is a project that takes all of these components and sends them out to volunteers. These volunteers will …

Senior Spotlight

We’d like to showcase our seniors, who are leaving the team to go do bigger and brighter things. Our seniors have done so much for the team, so join us as we thank them for all they’ve done! Caden Boyer Meet Caden, our team’s Business Manager! Caden has participated in …

CAD Webinar

During this unprecedented time, Lawton decided to host zoom meetings every Tuesdays and Thursdays to teach some members of the team how to model 3D designs through the computer software Fusion 360. In the first few meetings, Lawton demonstrated how to use Fusion 360 to design a drive base for …

Leadership Elections

This season, for the first time, we had an official election! Previously, positions were appointed by mentors, given feedback from team members. While we had a legacy of fantastic leaders through this model, it was informal and less student drive than it could be. Thus, last season we created the …