Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bag Day!

2017's bag day was a huge success for Apex Robotics. Our second competition robot has been bagged and tagged, and this year our practice robot is both sturdier and more accurate to the competition bot. It's time to celebrate!

Apex is throwing a reveal party open to all on February 27th from 7:00 to 8:30 in the Seattle Christian School auditorium. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. It should be a lot of fun!

The Apex Robotics 2017 reveal video will be released very soon. Media is working as hard as possible on polishing it down to every last detail.

Just a side note, the website has been updated with a new "files" tab. There's nothing on that tab yet, but check back soon for file releases. The robot portal has been mostly updated, although the Hailstorm and MagiKarp pages are still under construction and currently throw a 403 error. This will most likely be fixed within the week.

Finally, Apex Robotics would like to express their gratitude to all the 2017 (and 2016) sponsors for their generosity. Our team wouldn't be here without you. The sponsors page will be updated very soon with a new layout and logos as a sign of our gratitude. Thank you!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Build Season Update

Hello FRC teams and fans! As there hasn't been an update in a while, I wanted to assure everyone that Apex is still striving to reach the peak of excellence!

Build season began in January and now we have a few more weeks to compete everything and ready up for STEAMWORKS! Right now, Apex is working on finishing the practice robot and starting to build the competition bot. Next week, it's coding time! Our wonderful programmers have been working with additional technology, utilizing PartyStalker v.01, our recommissioned off-season robot, as a guinea pig. Meanwhile our electrical team is still doing double duty and pitching in to help fabricate both bots.

Documentation and Media have lost some members, but are still striving to put out content on the less visible fronts of Apex. Apex's animation for the Digital Animation Award has been submitted a few months after its announcement, and work on the reveal video has now commenced.

We want to thank our amazing sponsors for their contribution. Without the help of C4 Labs, AeroTEC, and Concept Systems, our robot would not look or perform as well as it (hopefully!) will. We also want to thank fellow PNW team 2046 for helping us out with cutting our drive rails! Thanks to all the people that have helped keep this season going!

We look forward to seeing friends and competing at Auburn Mountainview. Until then, we wish our fellow robotics teams a smooth build season and a great run in STEAMWORKS!