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 […]
At our 9/14/17 meeting, we sent out letters to our gracious sponsors, thanking them for what they do. We also got the Game Teaser for our 2018 game FIRST Power Up!
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, […]
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 […]
Always a pleasure showing off our robot to the good folks at OFD. They use a lot of similar technology in their processing systems as we do on our robot, plus their’s tastes great. (FRC robots, not so much.) OFD is a great supporter of STEM education in our community . From high school FRC, community […]
Many thanks to the veterans for their service. Today we participated in the largest veterans day parade west of the Mississippi. It is a super opportunity to show our support as well as participate in our community. We always get a great response from the crowd and this year was no different. From chatting to […]
As you can tell, it’s been a while since the place had a good cleaning. Thanks to all the effort, we are now much more efficient; standardizing on common hardware, simplifying tool-sets, focusing on what we need, and building a team. Plus, we have a sweet, new electronics bench, with tools, outlets, hardware and storage […]
Interested in getting Albany students excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math? That’s what FIRST Team 957 does, and we can use your help. Check out or sponsorship page, download a brochure, or drop us a note. Help out your high schools’ students, future employees and our community.
HenryH’s dad is currently a member of the research cruise Sikuliaq 2016: The Dynamic Arctic. As far as I know, this is the furthest north a SWARM shirt has been, at least further than Portland. Kudos to BurkeH for SWARMing the far north, in shirt sleeves no less! Be sure to check out their site: Sikuliaq 2016: […]
Our 2016 robot taught us some great lessons, some that were hard earned during competition and others that had to wait until the time was right. This summer we had the time. Hotwire Robotics put together a full 2016 Stronghold field at the Oregon State Fair and a bunch of the local team brought our bots […]