Day 3 of the competition is split into two parts. In the morning, teams complete their qualifying matches. In the afternoon, the high-ranking teams and their chosen alliance partners...Continue reading
Author: Andy Davidson
Day 2 Qualifying Matches
Day 1 of the FRC competition is always (I can use that adverb since this is our second year!) imtense, stressful, and strenouous. It is all about building, testing,...Continue reading
Day 1 Practice Match
What a great day! Today was the first day of the 2013 Seattle Regionals and the Iron Riders robot ran its first practice match. This may not sound like...Continue reading
Seattle Regionals this Weekend !
Well, it has finally arrived — the 2013 FIRST FRC Seattle Regionals are this weekend! Team 4180, the IronRiders, will be competing in its second FRC event with a...Continue reading
indiegogo — what’s that? indiegogo is “the world’s funding platform.” It’s a way of crowd-sourcing fund-raising for all kinds of endeavors. While Team 4180 has been very fortunate to receive...Continue reading
In the Bag !
It’s in the bag! The Iron Riders robot, that is, as of 9:49 pm on Stop Build Day, February 19. (Over two hours before the deadline, woot!) After an...Continue reading
Kickoff – Frisbees!
OK, here we go on the 2013 build season — Frisbees! We had a great Kickoff day on Saturday, January 5. It started, very, very early (6:00 am in...Continue reading
Winter Assembly T-Shirt Cannon
On Friday, December 14th, 2012, the Iron Riders robot made an appearance at the RHS Winter Assembly! Last year’s robot chassis was outfitted with a custom-made t-shirt cannon, and...Continue reading
Volunteer Kickoff Meeting — Nov 15
Hi everyone, and welcome to the 2012-13 FIRST Robotics season! We are excited to host a kickoff meeting for our team mentors, parents, volunteers, and friends this week. The...Continue reading
KOMO radio interview
On the morning of the final day of the competition, I was briefly interviewed on KOMO radio about the FIRST Robotics Competition and this year’s “Rebound Rumble” challenge. Just...Continue reading