2021 FRC Kickoff

January 9, 2021 is the annual FIRST Robotics kickoff event! This event marks the start to the season, where the team is assigned challenges including robot design, project proposals, creating videos, and showcasing the progress we’ve made through the offseason. Who: FRC 568 students, alumni, coaches, and prospective students What: …

Project Avatar Update

For the past many weeks, we’ve been hard at work on the Project Avatar robot, and this week we hit a big milestone in our journey. In the last post, we discussed the design process, and now I was set in charge for assembling the hardware. Because we hadn’t tried …

Project Avatar: part 2

Since our last blog post, we’ve been meeting weekly to design, programming, build, and discuss logistics of our project to build a robot for virtual members to navigate around the lab. The design went through a number of iterations before we landed on a design we liked. The first design …

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 …