Anchorage FLL Qualifier

This Saturday was the first and last FLL qualifier in Anchorage, because all the others were cancelled due to the earthquake. It was a fantastic success, with nineteen teams showing up to compete, and one FLL team volunteering with other community volunteers and members of our FRC team to host …

ACS Outreach Event

We were invited to present at Alaska Communications, a telecommunications company in Alaska, to teach employers about FIRST Robotics and recruit volunteers. The FRC team brought the Sendit bot for the employees to drive and show them the robot. There were three FTC teams there as well: 3208 Hyperlynx, 5223 …

Chugach Elementary Carnival

Every year, Chugach Elementary School hosts a fall carnival, and each year has a different theme. This year’s theme was a space LEGO theme, and so it seemed appropriate to add robotics to the mix. We were invited to come and display our robot, which we gladly did. We demonstrated …

UAA STEM Day

This week was UAA’s STEM Day, in which the University of Alaska Anchorage hosts clubs, businesses, and people from STEM fields to have interactive activities for kids. FIRST Robotics had a wing sectioned off, which had FRC’s area, Eagle River High School’s FTC team, and one of our mentors, Dale, …

FLL Kickoff

Recently, we hosted and ran the FLL kickoff, the startup event for FIRST LEGO League teams in the Anchorage area. The event was a great start to their season, with workshops focusing on the three main aspects of FLL: Core Values, Robot Game, and the Project. And of course, it …

UAA Summer Engineering Camps

Every summer, our sponsor university, UAA, hosts a series of engineering camps, each with a different theme, from electronics and programming to civil engineering and architecture targeted at elementary and middle school kids. During several of these camps, team members volunteered to help teach and mentor, and we loved the …