Washington and Oregon trip

Over the past two weeks, we’ve been on our trip to Washington and Oregon to compete in the 2019 FRC competition. We left Alaska March 7th early in the morning. Most students missing school that day to compete. We had a three hour flight from Anchorage, Alaska to Seattle-Tacoma, Washington. …

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 …

T-Shirts Arrived!

Today we got our t-shirts and they look incredible!! We want to give a shoutout to ShirtsUp! for doing a great job making our shirts and sponsoring our team by giving us a huge discount. They look great and we are excited to wear them during competition for the next …

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 …

Kickoff!

It’s the day! The long anticipated day, since the end of Houston in 2018! For the past few weeks, we’ve been speculating what it will be. We theorized climbing mechanisms, shooting, and best of all, water game solutions. These past few days of sleeplessness, the past weeks of theorizing, the …

2019 Kickoff

Saturday January fifth was a memorable and important date in the FRC season for teams around the globe. On this date, the much anticipated 2019 FRC game, Destination: Deep Space was revealed. While the game this year unfortunately does not include any water, it looks like it is going to …

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 …

Post-Earthquake FLL Build Session

After our massive 7.0 earthquake last week, several FLL teams had suffered quite a bit of damage to robots and fields. With only a little time before the only qualifier in the Anchorage area, we co-hosted a session with the FTC JABOTs team for FLL teams to come and work …

Earthquake Troubles

Out of the many challenges our team goes up against in the course of the season, recently we were faced with something none of us expected. On Friday, November 30th, a massive 7.0 earthquake shook Alaska, originating less than 10 miles north of Anchorage, where our team is based. This …

New Team Members Onboard

Over the summer, we placed some emphasis on recruiting new team members at STEM events such as the UAA Summer Engineering Academies. For the first time ever, we now have a new member orientation program. All members that come to a meeting for the first time are now trained and …