This weekend there was a scrimmage for Pacific Northwest FIRST robotics FRC teams held in Corvallis Oregon . My team 1540 Flaming Chickens of Catlin Gabel were there with their 2019 competition robot named, Phineas. FIRST Robotics FRC Teams started designing, fabricating, and programming for this years challenge just about 6 weeks ago. Team 1540 Flaming Chickens design in 3D using Autodesk Fusion 360. The goal of the scrimmage was to test the robot on a competition field and see what breaks, fails, or how the field is with other teams. Stay tuned for their official reveal video of the robot Phineas.
Here are some photos and videos from the scrimmage event. The FIRST FRC regional competitions begin very soon.
Here is the first attempt at climbing the platform – Successful! Woot!!!!
The cargo (ball) gathering up mechanism.
The cargo hatch grabbing.
I can’t say enough how awesome and inspiring volunteering with FIRST is. I would strongly encourage you to get involved or just attend a FIRST Robotics event. I don't have kids involved in FIRST Robotics, but have volunteered as a mentor for the past few years and love it.