This week and weekend several qualified FIRST High School Robotics FRC teams are descending on Houston for championships. There are two championships one in Detroit and one in Houston to split the size of the championship event. Our teams from the Pacific Northwest are competing in the Houston championships this week and weekend including the team I was a mentor on Team 1540 Flaming Chickens of Catlin Gabel in Portland. The Team 1540 robot named Pandora was fully designed and machined by the high school team using Autodesk’s Fusion 360.
Here is the list of PNW participating teams that recently competed in the PNW Championships sponsored by Autodesk.
The list of teams and their Houston competing division was from the ORTOP site.
- 957 SWARM / Hopper Division / Albany, OR
- 1425 Error Code Xero / Carver Division / Wilsonville, OR
- 1540 Flaming Chickens / Roebling Division / Portland, OR
- 2471 Team Mean Machine/ Turing Division / Camas, WA
- 2521 SERT / Roebling Division / Eugene, OR
- 2811 StormBots/ Carver Division / Vancouver, WA
- 2990 Hotwire / Hopper Division / Turner, OR
- 3674 4-H/CAM Academy Clover Bots/ Galileo Division /Battle Ground, WA
- 3711 Iron Mustangs/ Hopper Division / Trout Lake, WA
- 4125 Confidential / Newton Division / Umatilla, OR
- 4488 Shockwave / Galileo Division / Hillsboro, OR
- 5468 Chaos Theory / Turing Division / Bend, OR
- 6445 CTEC Robotics / Turing Division / Salem, OR
- 6831 A-05 Annex / Galileo Division / Hood River, OR
- 7034 2B Determined / Hopper Division / West Linn, OR
There will be a great amount of gracious professionalism exhibited by all participating teams and we wish everyone a great and memorable event. Thank you to all the amazing students, mentors, parents, teachers, sponsors, and the FIRST organization.