Design Process – Day Five

A lot can me known by putting together some rough ideas in the form of a model, even if it is not fully scaled. It lets the creator work out their ideas and helps to convey them to the rest of the team. That said, all this thinking can be hard work, so we schedule […]

Design Process – Day Two

We are deep into it now, bouncing ideas, questions, and answers around the room. We begin to put together what sort of functions our robot will need to play the game according to the strategy we devised.  

Kickoff & Design Process – Day One

It was with bleary eyes we made our way to OSU where the 2018 FIRST FRC competition would be announced to the entire planet! SWARM, along with a number of other Oregon teams, soon woke up. Our MC had a number of us simulating a robot – with CPU, data transmission, sensors, drive train, and […]

Competition Whirlwind

Making it to Semifinals in Wilsonville, eliminations in Oregon City, our work being recognized with a Quality Award, nominating Steve for a Woody Flowers award, a rotating drive team, a bored pit crew, scouting efforts that mattered, and getting an invite to the Pacific Northwest District Championships in Cheney, WA!¬†Wow! It’s been an amazing season, […]

Want to design our next t-shirt and banner? Here’s how!

You can design the team shirt/banner. Every year, student team members have done our custom team shirt. The front features our name and artwork, the back our sponsors and mentors. Last year we had several designs that the team voted on. Let’s plan on having the decision in mid-Jan, with the design finalized for the […]