Friday, February 22, 2013

Hosting the 2/23 OMSI Qualifier!

Live updates of match results and etc. can be found on Twitter @omsiQT!

Third week of four consecutive weeks of  robotics tournaments.

Friday 2/22 - Finished set up of auditorium, pits, and practice table at OMSI. Excited to see everyone tomorrow!

Saturday 2/23 - Successful day of running the first OMSI qualifying tournament!

Giving out "Ring It Up" themed donuts to teams that pass inspection

 Team meeting with our emcees and student tournament director!

 Food always brings the smiles.

Exciting day finishes with finalist selections and rounds!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hood River Valley Qualifying Tournament!

Second week of four consecutive weeks of  robotics tournaments...

(Updated live from HRV High School!)

9:00am - hardware, software, field... Check, check and check! Also, free doughnuts for being the first team to clear inspection!
11:30am - finished the formal technical judging!

Heading to the field to watch matches

1:30pm - Won first three rounds... but the fishing line on scissor lift snapped. Working to fix it... this seems to be an issue.

Fixing the fishing line

2:30pm - Undefeated first seated team! (Second tournament this year being undefeated in qualifying rounds! Which hasn't happened in our last two years...)


5:00pm - After many exciting rounds, and one round where we forgot to plug in wires to the NXT (oops), we become the winning alliance with team #5938 the Loose Screws! Besides this, we also receive the Think award!

One of the final matches

Think Award!

Winning Alliance!
(excuse old banner)

This was a fun & exciting tournament, next up: the OMSI Qualifying Tournament we are hosting on Saturday, February 23rd!

Monday, February 11, 2013


Working alongside professionals, administrators, and teachers, the Nanites have put two computer science classes on the Lincoln High School's Course Guide for the 2013-2014 school year! 

Lincoln hasn't had a computer science related class in years, so this is exciting news!

View the entire course guide here. (Pg. 47 lists the CS classes)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

St. Helens Qualifying Tournament

Thus starts the first of four consecutive weeks of robotics tournaments...

At their first tournament of the season, the Nanites won all of the first five rounds of the competition and end up as captain of the second team of four in the semi-finals. Partnered in an alliance with the Tiger Team (4586) and the Dead Ringers (3535), the Nanites finish off the day by winning the game competition. Additionally, the Nanites also won the Inspire award and look forward to the qualifying tournament at Hood River next week!

Winning Alliance!

Our beautiful drivers & coach

Game on!


Feels good to see so much red. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ready for competition!

Our first tournament is tomorrow!
Some last minute fixes and we'll see everyone bright and early! Good luck!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

One week to first tournament!

The Nanites are going to their first qualifying tournament this weekend! The tournament will be on February 9th, and will be held at St. Helens High School. We're working on some final additions to the robot, and hopefully it will all be ready for the weekend. Looking forward to having a great time on Saturday!