The 2016 First Stronghold Competition has been released. The P.A.R.T. Sciborgs will be working to build a robot to climb over obstacles and shoot "boulders" into towers within 6 weeks. Students from surrounding schools including Pullman will meet to design, prototype, program, and construct a competition robot. Looking to build off the success of last year, the Sciborgs are anticipating another strong season after making the World Competition for the last two competitions. Pullman High School seniors for the team include Riley Kopp, Aaron Su, Tanmay Garg, and Spencer Hatch. Regional competitions for this season will be at West Valley High School and Central Washington University in March.
SciBorgs Head to St Louis
Today the SciBorgs begin departing to St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Competition World Championships. There, the team will compete with 599 of the best teams from around the world. "I don't expect to win," says Riley Kopp, "As of now, the team is ranked 128th in the world. To me, thats enough cause for celebration. We are just going to have fun and interact with oher teams."
Robotics Wins at Central Washington University
The local Robotics team traveled to Ellensburg last weekend to compete in their second regional qualifier. The team quickly rose to the number 2 seed in the qualifyng matches then was picked by the first ranked team, 4488, to compete in the elimination rounds with them and team 5779. The teams blew through the semifinals scoring upwards of 140 points a match then won in a 2-0 victory. The SciBorgs have been invited to compete in the regional finals at Cheney on April 4th and have invited anyone who wants to come watch and support the team.
Robotics Places 8th at West Valley
On March 6th and 7th, the Palouse Area Robotics team competed at West Valley Highschool. The team placed 8th in finals and hold the highest average individual scores in the Pacific North West district. They look forward to competing in Ellensburg on March 20th.