Catch the action in Philomath, March 25-26

We are very excited to have a local event and want everyone who can make it to stop by! There are almost 30 teams, with us and other local teams playing the last district match of the year. It will get intense. Some of the pacific north west’s top teams will be there including IRS,  Skunk Works Robotics, […]

Team Electric

Electrical team member River H works the underside of the electrical board. For several years now, we’ve been putting all major electrical components on a single board that can be fairly easy to take on and off. While we haven’t put the drive motors directly on it, we have been known to place a solenoid […]

Boulder Acquisition

With a narrow bot, we had to figure out a way to get the boulder from the floor, over the bumpers, into our robot, and to the launch position. Here’s step one, a rotating arm that reaches over the bumper (the red pad) a rotating column that moves the ball to a pinch point (the […]

CAD Drive-Training

After a room full of brainstorming, weighted scoring, and a lot of talking, CAD gets a debrief on where the wheels and motors are going to go.

SWARM 2016 Shirts -Stronghold Theme

Awesome shirt imagery courtesy of student Alex K, featuring a bit of a Stronghold theme for this year’s game. A nice addition to our annual design. And as always a big shout out to on the back of our shirt to all our sponsors and mentors. “Bee the SWARM.” Thanks to our longtime sponsors, Xtreme Grafx.

Viper Parts!

Our premier sponsor, Viper Northwest, helps us create the parts we are not able to do in our modest shop. It’s always like Christmas when the parts hit our building. Here’s the first part this season, pulleys and axle for the gearbox driving out pull-up mechanism.

Week 2 Day 20 ~ Finals Recovery

The past few weeks have been a blur. After the stress of finals we are picking up the pieces. CAD is drawing away, build is cleaning the shop, the essay for Chairmen’s is in the process of being written, the social media crew is socializing, and software is on their laptops maybe programming. Our food […]