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Week 6 Update

We made it through week six! We’ll be treating the next few days as our sprint to the finish line — our longer days in the shop will be full of last minute touch ups before we bag our robot for competition season. Stay tuned for our competition dates and for competition updates in March! […]

Week 5 Update

Week five has come and gone, and we’re progressing faster than ever! Only one more week of hard work, and then competition season begins! All the LEDs and sound for the arcade are working — the arcade is decoration for the pit to match the POWER UP theme this year. It was one of the […]

Week 4 Update

Week 4 is done! Good work everyone, only two more weeks to go!   Thanks to the build team’s hard work, most of the prototypes (including the collector arm that we worked so hard on last week) are done, despite a slight setback; the original lift prototype had dimensions that were a little too short, […]

Week 3 Update

We’ve officially made it through week 3! Good work everyone, keep it up!   Our build team has been testing possible modifications to the collector design, including using pneumatics (compressed air) to lock the collector arm. The collector can grab the cube from multiple angles, so big thanks to the build team for working hard […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]