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April 10, 2018

After three long competitions, we are proud to say that we ended up ranking 25th in the Pacific Northwest District. Because of this, we're qualified for the World Championship in Houston, Texas!

At the SunDome competition in Yakima, we ended up ranked at 17th. We were t...

February 13, 2018

Next Tuesday, February 20th, we'll reach the end of the 2018 build season and bag up our robot. We have quite a bit of hustle left in front of us, but we're sure we can do it! Our first robot is nearing completion and we are getting geared up to program and start on ou...

February 2, 2018

Colmac has once again generously donated their time, materials, and equipment. They use their laser cutter with our CAD drawings to help us have a completely custom robot for the last two years as well as donating any scrap metal we need. We appreciate your ongoing sup...

January 21, 2018

We've reached the end of Week Two! Teams have been hard at work developing prototypes for the several aspects we hope to implement in the game this year. We've also discussed costumes and are hard at work on our Chairman's and other award submissions. Overall, we're in...

March 23, 2017

During the Qualification matches, teams are randomly placed in alliances. Because of this, you might have an amazing alliance one round and the next get completely stomped on. We felt some of the struggles with this, as we lost match after match, even though our robot...

March 12, 2017

West Valley was, in short, quite a bit of chaos. As it was the first competition for all teams attending, we knew there would be some errors field set up, driving and robots, with us being no exception. During the competition, the team brainstormed ways to improve robo...

February 22, 2017

And, we're done! With the 2017 build season at it's close, we can say we've got our robot bagged and tagged! Last night, a group of students stayed until 9 PM to finish up testing aspects of the robot, programming and some sewing. 

On Tuesday, February 28th, we wil...

February 17, 2017

We're almost done! This year, we're building two robots. One for prototyping and practicing, and the other for our competitions.

In the last week, we've received and fabricated parts, built the drive base, added all electrical components, mounted our devices, and writte...

February 8, 2017

In the last week, we finalized our robot design and sent it to Colmac to cut out our parts. Huge thank you again for your donation! 

We've assembled our first drive base and are starting to work on adding the features we've worked so hard to prototype. This year we are...

January 31, 2017

As week three comes to a close, we continue working hard. We are finishing up our prototypes and will work on finishing up our CAD drawings by Wednesday. Huge thanks to Colmac Coil, who has very generously agreed to cut out our pieces for our final bot. Thank you so mu...

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