Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Are You Ready?

Only 60 days left  til’ the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition game - FIRST POWER UP. Get a sneak peek of the game theme here! 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Autodesk Code Sprint Award

Congratulations to Team 2550 for winning the Autodesk Code Sprint Challenge!

Autodesk hosted a Code Sprint challenge for students to contribute code in 20 days to create the best addition to their robotics simulator, Synthesis. Synthesis is a robotics simulator built by a group of 15 high school interns that is made for other FRC high school students to design, test, and experiment with their robots before actually building it. This provides FRC students more time to test code, practice driving, and develop strategies within the six-week build season. 

A Perspective From Skynet Programmers
When the challenge started on August 1st, two main programmers, Nathan Walker and Brayton Kerekffy immediately got to work. "After 20 days of hard work, Nathan and I submitted our addition and waited for the results to come." - Kerekffy The first place team of the Code Sprint challenge would receive $1500 in FIRST grants. About a week ago, it was announced that our submission would be awarded with the grand prize of $1500. 

Be sure to checkout what our Skynet Programmers contributed to Synthesis 4.0!

-Skynet Team 2550

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Best of Oregon City Award

A little over a month ago Skynet was honored to receive the 
Best Of Oregon City, Movers and Shakers Jr. award!

We were featured in their magazine on page 10 with a team picture as well as a description of
what we do at team 2550. 

To view the magazine go to this link:
((https://issuu.com/bestoforegoncity/docs/best_of_oregon_city_2017_web) )

Thank you to all team members and parents for helping our team display perfessionalism that is not only recognized by people within the realm of robotics, but our community as a whole.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Neighborhood Yard Sale Fundraiser

Come on down to our Neighborhood Sale fundraiser Friday August 11th and Saturday August 12th! Get a chance to drive our competition robots and support your local robotics team.

We have game consoles, video games, computers, board games, books, tech toys, Legos, and more! Sale starts at 9:00 AM and goes through 4:00 PM. If you are unable to make it, you can still donate to us using PayPal by clicking the image below.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Neighborhood sale fundraiser

We are participating in the McLoughlin Neighborhood sale this weekend!  A fundraiser and outreach event for our team.

We still need your donations!  Our theme is Electronics, Toys, Gadgets, and Tools.  No household items or clothing please.
Donation ideas:
Video Games
DVD Movies
Board Games
Game consoles 
Electronics – DVD players, calculators, digital cameras, etc
Gadgets of all kinds
Tools – power tools, hand tools, etc
Science toys, kits – microscopes, rockets, electronics kits
RC Toys or other “cool” toys
Kids powered vehicles

You can drop off your donations at the school at 12th and Jackson, (Entrance on Jackson) the following times:
(Check in at the office for instructions)
 8/9-8/10 – 8:30-3:30 
If these times do not work, please contact Shannan at 503-939-5122 to arrange a drop off time.

Thank you for your support!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Best of Oregon City Finalist

Skynet is a finalist in the Best of Oregon City™ People’s Choice Awards! Over 3,000 ballots were submitted during the month of April. There were 694 unique nominees for 62 different awards. We will be honored as a finalist for the Mover & Shaker Jr award at the first ever Best of Oregon City red carpet award ceremony on June 22.  Please come out and celebrate with us!  See all finalists and information on purchasing tickets on the Best of Oregon City website. Thank you to all of our supporters who put in their vote for Skynet.  We will continue to do our best to give back to our community and promote STEM education and robotics in OC!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CAIS Competition

Join us at our Clackamas Academy of Industrial Science's Competition this weekend!

When: Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th

Where: Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences
              1306 12th St
              Oregon City, OR 97045
Want to watch but can't be there? Don't worry, watch the live stream at:

Don’t let anyone miss out on the fun: Invite friends, family, Mentors, or anyone who will not be able to attend an event to watch the live stream. To learn more and see a list of event standings and match rankings, please click here.

Welcome Teams to CAIS

Two of our senior team members, Zane Freeman and Daniel Reister, have designed and created team plaque numbers as a special gift to teams attending the CAIS robotics competition

Freeman and Reister created 37 plaques using a CNC Plasma Cutter in the Mike Biery machining center, a facility used by Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences and their students. CAIS' Engineering Design and Development (EDD) "is an engineering research course in which students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process." Through this course, students apply and develop skills in the STEM field.

We encourage teams attending the CAIS competition to use their plaques as a way to invest in their team spirit and celebrate teamwork. Teams can decorate and sizzle their display number to promote their team's spirit.

-Team 2550 Skynet

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Competition Results - Go Skynet!

Go Skynet team 2550!

We have earned first place at our district competition in Wilsonville, OR. Thank you to everyone for making this happen!

Be sure to stay tuned for our next competition in Oregon City, OR! Details to follow soon.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Wilsonville Competition

Join us at our first competition of the 2017 Steamworks season!

When: Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th

Where: Willsonville High School
              6800 SW Wilsonville Rd,
              Wilsonville, OR 97070

Want to watch but can't be there? Don't worry, watch the live stream at:

Don’t let anyone miss out on the fun: Invite friends, family, Mentors, or anyone who will not be able to attend an event to watch the live stream. To learn more and see a list of event standings and match rankings, please click here.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

"We're Back" - The Steampunked Terminator is Here

Our 3D printed Terminator head is back and ready to kickoff our Steamworks competition!

“The Terminator” is our team mascot that we utilize as a fun way to promote FIRST robotics and this year's competition, Steamworks. We received our 3D printed Terminator head through generous hard work of our Boeing mentor, Beth Lacey. The team has decorated the Terminator in a Steampunk fashion to kickoff the start to our Steamworks competition.

-Team 2550 Skynet

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Technical Problems

We are sorry for any trouble the past two blog posts have caused.

Someone has obtained unauthorized access to our blog, and has been posting random posts.

So far the content in the posts don't seem to be malicious, but please ignore and disregard any posts that seem suspicious and/or don't relate to our team or FRC. 

We are currently working to get this problem resolved.

Thank you,

Site Admin

-Team 2550 Skynet

Monday, January 16, 2017

Team 2550 Build Season Update: CAD Model 1

The 2017 Steamworks build season is off to a start and we are ready to conquer the season! FIRST® STEAMWORKSSM is the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition game that takes in an era where we relied on steam power. In the game, robots collect fuel to build steam pressure by scoring in goals. Once the robots accumulate enough fuel, they need to climb the airships in order to catch the airship before it takes off. 

This year, we decided to go with a robot that can collect, hold, and shoot fuel (various field elements) into designated goals. Our team has begun the construction and 3D modeling utilizing Autodesk Inventor, a mechanical design and 3D software.

Stay tuned for more updates!

-Team 2550 Skynet

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Countdown Begins

Let the countdown to kickoff begin!

Join us Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10 am to mark the beginning of the build season. 

Where: University of Portland
 6501-6547 N Portsmouth Ave
Portland, OR 97203 USA

When: Saturday, January 7, 2017