Somewhere North of Cheney, WA

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: […]

Pleasing the crowd at the Oregon State Fair!

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 […]

SWARM’ing Frosh High School Reg.

Thanks to the team for getting the word out. We were at both South and West Albany high schools for Frosh registration. Check out how to join. Yes, you can launch a boulder with the 2016 bot in F hall at West and not hit the ceiling. Yes, it will go from the cafeteria and maybe as […]

Bounce Search & Rescue

SWARMing the IBEW 280 Picnic Thanks to our members who kept things running smooth at the IBEW Local 280 picnic today.  We braved the heat to help give some kids a great time in the obstacle course and water balloon area. Extra kudos to team members for stepping up when challenged by our guests to race them […]

The game doesn’t end

Yup, we go all summer.  This year we are working towards running our bot at the State Fair on August 27th. But this is also an excellent time to hone our skills and take on new members. There’s plenty to do if you are looking to work and to learn. The 2016 bot provides a great […]

SWARMing the Rotary

A big thanks to the Rotary Club of Albany for giving us a chance to show them what we are up to. We went through FIRST, our team history, cooperatition, and gracious professionalism. Plus, we drove the robot for the crowd. It was a great audience, with lots of good questions. (And a tasty lunch!) […]

Summer Push For State Fair

We have been hitting it hard at the shop to get our 2016 bot ready for scrimmaging at the Oregon State Fair. Working on the 2016 bot gives our members a great opportunity to jump in and get their hands dirty. With the advantage of hindsight and time, we are excited to be continuing our […]

Philomath Scenes

For some of us, competitive events are a blur of activity.  Many thanks to Steve for helping capture our time in Philomath- The pit crew had a huge task on their hands this year. With never enough time, they managed to get a working bot on the field!               […]