Freezy Drive System

For the 2017 season, Chill Out worked on a modified control system, “Freezy Drive”. This system combines driver control, robot technology, and software to create professional, industry-standard control. Check out our Freezy Drive manual for more information here!

Pacific Northwest Championship

Ready to see more of Chill Out’s Polar Express? These competitions are like high school football games, but with about sixty-four schools and with robots! Come visit us in the pits, ask questions about our robot, and then watch it compete on the field while the entire cheers it on! The first competition Polar Express will be competing at is the Pacific Northwest Championship, April 6th to 8th at Eastern Washington University. This is what […]

Glacier Peak District Competition Update!

This last weekend, Chill Out 1778 traveled to Glacier Peak High School to compete with 39 other teams. During 80 qualification matches, Chill Out managed to hold a place in the rankings around 10th place for a majority of the matches. At one point, Chill Out dipped down to 39th place! But after losing 3 of our first 4 matches, a winning streak was started. For the first match, Chill Out was alligned with Jack […]

Mount Vernon District Competition Update!

This last weekend, Chill Out 1778 traveled to Mount Vernon High School to compete with 27 other teams. During 53 qualification matches, Chill Out managed to hold 1st place in the rankings for a majority of the matches. A winning streak was started for the first 6 matches, with Chill Out going 6-0. However, in the 7th match, “Polar Express” was tragically hit by another robot. This shock unplugged a tether in the electronics, located […]

Glacier Peak Competition

Ready to see more of Chill Out’s Polar Express? These competitions are like high school football games, but with about thirty to forty schools and with robots! Come visit us in the pits, ask questions about our robot, and then watch it compete on the field while the entire cheers it on! The first competition Polar Express will be competing at is the Glacier Peak District Event, March 25th to 26th at Glacier Peak High […]

Mount Vernon Competition

The countdown has begun until the day view of Chill Out’s Polar Express! These competitions are like high school football games, but with about thirty to forty schools and with robots! Come visit us in the pits, ask questions about our robot, and then watch it compete on the field while the entire cheers it on! The first competition Polar Express will be competing at is the Mount Vernon District Event, March 18th to 19th […]

Straight from the Practice Field!

Today, Chill Out 1778 headed over to the shared practice field at Alderwood Middle School. Here, we can run the robot and test on actual game pieces!

Ready…Set…Bag It!

Here. It. Is. After six long weeks of brainstorming, designing, building, testing, and rebuilding, it all comes to a close tonight. Every bolt and every nut, every piece of aluminium is moving towards it’s final place. Everyone is waiting with bated breath for the moment we have to place the robot, the culmination of six weeks of tired days and tired nights, of stressful evenings, of long Saturdays, into a bag and tag it. At […]

End of Week 5 Updates

Electronics Board Update Superstructure Gear collector prototype hooked up to proto-bot. Chassis!Chassis and Superstructure Thanks to the great CAD work done by Nat, the team has been able to build the chassis and superstructure to very accurate dimensions. Any time a component team has a question about dimensions, our chassis and superstructure teams are there, ready to answer! This allows the team to maximize the very strict volume and sizing rules that FIRST has put […]

BOOSTER ALERT: Chill Out!

Do you love staying chill? Show it off and stay comfortable! Buy Now! Help send Chill Out to the PNW Regionals Championship in Cheney and Worlds Championship in Houston! For the 2017 season, Chill Out aims to compete at the PNW Regionals Championship in Cheney, Washington. 64 teams from Washington, Oregon, and Alaska will compete for a chance to be one of 39 teams advancing to the Worlds Championship in Houston, Texas. Chill Out is […]

BOOSTER ALERT: Eat, Sleep, Robots, Repeat!

Do you love robots? Show it off and stay comfortable! Buy Now! Help send Chill Out to the PNW Regionals Championship in Cheney and Worlds Championship in Houston! For the 2017 season, Chill Out aims to compete at the PNW Regionals Championship in Cheney, Washington. 64 teams from Washington, Oregon, and Alaska will compete for a chance to be one of 39 teams advancing to the Worlds Championship in Houston, Texas. Chill Out is determined […]

Help send Chill Out to the PNW Regional Championship!

Do you love Chill Out? Do you love being stylish? Combine both by purchasing a “chill” hat or supporter’s t-shirt! We’ve started a new Booster campaign selling supporter t-shirts which can be found at booster.com/support-chill-out These are great for parents or family members who would like a cheaper alternative to jerseys or who would like a more subtle and “everyday” look! We’re also selling “Chill Out” hats, which can be found here; booster.com/chillout Please share […]

Fabrication and…lost packages?

As Chill Out begins to crack down on a final design, we’ve started building more detailed and “final” CAD designs. These designs are leading the fabrication of prototypes for each subsystem. Soon, the team hopes to have the prototypes being re-worked and remade as final designs to go onto the final robot. However, as weather continues to rage on throughout the country, parts for the final robot continue to get stuck in Oregon and Idaho […]