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 …

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 …

Wilsonville Chairman’s Award

FIRST Washington held a virtual ceremony this Friday to celebrate team’s accomplishments even though there was no competition. Teams still submitted chairman’s videos and essays to compete with and they were still judged. Our team got on a zoom call and watched the award ceremony together. They would announce some …

Riley Robot Illustration Workshop

This Saturday, we hosted a Riley Robot illustrating workshop, where we created illustrations for 5 of the new Riley Robot books that our team wrote at the previous workshop. We used a lot of different art media, including oil pastels, markers, watercolor and computer generated graphics. Fifteen of us made …

Orientation Meeting

This year, we are getting a head start on the season, and are starting meetings early in the fall. We are planning a busy off season before the build begins. But in order to do anything, a team needs members, and what better way to get members than a new …

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 …