Build Season: Day 46 – The Final Stretch

Today marks the final day of build season! It was a day of extensive testing on the robot, with programming and prototype iterations. Confirming working autonomous programs, climbing to defeat the boss, and scoring power cubes to reach our goals. Team friends and family members gathered for a presentation, our team leaders delivered explanations and speeches, and a team photo was taken.

Design lead Noah talks about to students, mentors, and parents alike about this year’s robot

Bear Metal students gather around Ursa Origin, Ursa Major, and Gatorade

Students hold gate as it starts to fall during photo

Our 2018 robots name was announced! Our competition robot has been dubbed “Ursa Origin” because of strong resemblances to our 2011 robot, Ursa Major– ‘ursa’ meaning bear. As well as this year marking our 12th season. The team made its start in Portable 12 at our previous high school, making this our Origin.


Club president hunkers down with Ursa Origin

Our 2018 practice bot has been lovingly named “Gatorade” for our yellow powder coated parts spending a bit too long in the oven, giving the parts a Gatorade yellow appearance.

With our robot bagged at 8:46 pm PST, we have bagged our robot at 20:46, a tradition that we hope to keep for the years to come.

This marks the end of one successful, exhilarating, and fun build season!
Our team is confirmed for competing at the following events:

Clackamas Academy

Auburn High


Auburn Mountainview

As always, you can track our team on The Blue Alliance to see match play, rankings, etc. Just look up ‘2046’ or ‘Bear Metal’.

Thank you to all of our mentors, parents, and sponsors that have aided us in this accomplishment.

Good luck to you all in this FRC Power Up! season.


Jayce Grimm


Ryleigh Weston

Bear Metal Robotics

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