Southwest High School Robotics

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2016-17 Challenge: STEAMworks

This year’s FIRST Robotics Competition challenge is called STEAMworks! The team has just 6 weeks after the kick off to form a game strategy, then design and build a robot to win the game. This year the challenge is called STEAMworks. Here is how FIRST describes the game: FIRST® STEAMWORKSSM the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition […]

2017 Northstar Regional Results

After all the qualification rounds were done we were in 9th place, and we were selected as an Alliance Captain! Check out all the detailed results here. We chose 3691 and 3633 to help us compete in the quarterfinal playoffs and after two rounds and some challenges unfortunately we were out. What an amazing run […]

First day at competition

Hey everyone competition is here.  We have the pit set up. And below is the practice match schedule we are in matches 6, 11, and 27. 

Twin Cities FIRST Robotics Competition regional

Join us this weekend for regionals! We are participating in the Twin Cities FIRST Robotics Competition regionals this weekend at the University of Minnesota in Mariucci Arena. We will be setting up our pit in the arena and unbagging our robot on Thursday, April 6 to prepare for competition. Friday April 7 8:30 am      […]

Thank You Robotics Alley

Ultraviolet had a great time at the Robotics Alley Conference and Expo on Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Depot in Minneapolis. We’d like to thank Robotics Alley, and especially Eileen Manning, for putting together such an excellent event and for the generous scholarships so our team members could attend the full conference. This […]

We need a CAD mentor!

We need an experienced user of Solidworks CAD to bring new users up to speed on simple sketching, extrusions, and assemblies using both designed and commercial part geometry. This is a commitment of 60-90 minutes per week. If you’d like to share your knowledge, we’ll work with you on schedule. Contact us at

Week 7 Day 46: Bag and Tag

Well everyone we made it. Or will have once we reach tonight. The robot is going into is bag tonight to await the competition. So of course we are making last minute adjustments and successfully tested out the gear mechanism and prototyped a new static version based on what we saw at week zero. We […]

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