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This weekend we competed in PNW District Clackamas Academy Event in Oregon City, OR. This year, the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) game was called FIRST Power Up and was video game themed. The objectives of the game were to gain control of scale-like elements and get “power ups” for addition points. More about the game […]

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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 […]

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In January, our team sadly lost a valuable mentor, Bob Woodbury. Moving to the Seattle area for the University of Washington computer science program, Mr. Woodbury built a career as a web designer and software developer. Mr. Woodbury crossed paths with Bear Metal in 2008. Throughout his years working with our team, he became an […]

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The electronics team was able to finish the practice robot within the first part of the build day. Moving on, we worked on wiring up the competition robot. The programming team worked on the practice robot and our lift system. Design continued to work on different collector iterations. Apex Robotics paid our team a visit […]

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Today we finished wiring the majority of the practice robot. While working on competition robot pneumatics, a tube broke off into a small fitting which set us back on our progress. We were able to get the robot powered up and are almost ready to hand off to our programmers. The prototyping group continued to […]

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