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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prototype Updates

As school starts back up after a long weekend, students still are determined to work harder than ever to build a successful robot. Each subgroup works together to prototype different subsystems for complete testing later this week. Nat, one of our senior members, hones in her skills on Autodesk Inventor, our CAD program of choice […]

Build Season Day #7

Today has been the first Saturday 10-4 practice! We’ve started prototyping, splitting up into groups of 2-3 to work on chassis CAD models, vision targeting work, shooter design, gear collector, ball collector, climber, and hopper conveyor. For the next week, groups will be providing proof of concept prototypes to show the team. Some designs for […]