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Service project for e-NABLE Prosthetic Hands

As a member of Hot Wired Robotics, a FIRST FTC Robotics team, I’ve been the lead on PTC design and printing over several seasons. So when it came time to pick a project for my Boy Scout’s eagle project, I was wondering how I could

Oregon State Championship

#1 Inspire and Finalist Winning Alliance Captain Finally, the Oregon State Championship has come and gone! Being the last competition in Oregon, this tournament sent 13 teams to the West Super Regional to represent Oregon and compete for a spot at the World Championship in Houston.

Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins

Team 7013 Hot Wired Robotics set up mini-robots and spread the word about ORTOP and FIRST to attendees of the Rockwell Collins employee open house.

Hillsboro Library Reads Event

Hillsboro Reads Event

We partnered up with ORTOP to share our experience with FIRST Robotics and getting the attendees to share in the experience by driving our robots and seeing videos of our challenge and our matches from last season.

BSD Recognition 2016

Beaverton School District Board Recognition

Sharing FIRST Worlds experience with Beaverton School Board Following our success at the 2016 FTC World Championship, we were invited our local school district’s monthly board meeting. Superintendent Jeff Rose recognized the team in front of the district board and attendees of the meeting. At

Portland Stags 2016 outreach

Portland Stags Ultimate Frisbee Demonstration

After being invited by Portland’s professional ultimate frisbee team, the Portland Stags, to a home game, we reached out to ORTOP, FTC #4855 Batteries in Black, and FRC #1510 Wildcats to establish a FIRST demonstration at the game. At the event, we set up a booth to demonstrate our

End of Season Celebration

End of Season Celebration – Party at Arbor Heights

Win or lose, it’s team tradition to have an end of season celebration. Reminiscing about receiving the inspire  at the 2015 -2016 world championships, we could not be more proud of what we had accomplished over the past year. Through this season and seasons past,

Timberline Season Celbration

Timberline Lodge ORTOP Post Season Celebration

After an amazing 2016 – 2017 season, ORTOP and twelve teams had one last RES-Q tournament – but in a location no one would have imagined.  Timberline Lodge, a quaint structure atop Mt. Hood, is where an exciting tournament with Oregon teams took place.  The

Woodland Elementary Feature

Woodlawn Elementary Outreach

The Batteries in Black and ORTOP invited us to this outreach event at Woodlawn Elementary School. Here we set up a simple task for children who were there in which they had to drive our robot to the beacon and dump two climbers there.  We