Week 2 Robot Competition

For our second week of robot competition we regrouped and drove from Seattle to Portland for the Clackamas Academy Event. At this competition we did much better than last week since we successfully moved in every match. We were even able to place multiple cargo in the cargo ship during …

Out of Bag Time

All FRC teams are allowed six hours total to work on their robot in between competitions. Our team used this time to work on the hatch panel mechanisms and the code. We were working from 5 PM to 11 PM in our hotel room. With ice cream and the threat …

PNW District Competition #1

At the first (haha no pun intended) competition we went on our trip, we won the Judges Award! Although, we did struggle with our robot throughout the weekend. Despite the intense time frame of the tournament our team collaborated and we worked quickly to solve all these issues. Our driver …

Drive Suits Have Arrived!

Today the jumpsuits for our drive team arrived and they look amazing!! Thank you so much to the UAA Military and Veteran Student Services for sponsoring these suits. They definitely make us look like one cohesive team and hopefully this translates to our robot driving in competition next week. We …

Robot Shipped

Tonight, we finished up our out-of-bag time and crated the robot up to be flown off to Seattle. It was a frenzy of logistics, but the robot is crated and shipped. Thanks to JEDC for covering the freight costs!

Stop Build Day has Arrived

Today is the final day of the build season, with stop build time at 8:00, Alaska Time. Tonight is a frenzy of activity has we make sure the bot is ready for bag and tag, after so long spent building. It has been a long season, and we are finally …

T-MINUS 6 DAYS!

The lab is alive with the whirring of drills, the scraping of files against aluminum, the hum of 3D printers, the zing of Dremels, and the murmur of a dozen students, focused in on numerous aspects finishing up the robot and programming. We’ve got 6 days till stop build day!

T-MINUS 7 DAYS!

SEVEN days till stop-build! It’s going to be a busy week! Working with a Machinist: Today, Lawton (lead builder) met with the UAA College of Engineering Machinist, Corbin, to review progress on the components he’s been helping us machine. He walked Lawton through the process, all the way from uploading …

T-MINUS 8 DAYS

8 days till our bag and tag day! Electronics: Alex, our electrical lead, continuing working on the electronics board. He’s happy to be working with the cleanest electronics that he’s ever had the privilege of putting onto a robot. Programming: Matthew,¬†our lead programmer, continued working on an autonomous portion of …

T-MINUS 10 DAYS!

With only 10 days left, chaos begins to envelop the minds of the team as we race faster and faster to get the robot finished. The clang of metal on metal and the hum of 3D printers is our new soundtrack. We’re nearly there!