High School Robotics Team’s “Xcalibear” Stolen, But Maker Spirit Prevails

Jess Hobbs

Idea Generator, Maker, Social Sculptor

Collaboration is Jess's magic ingredient for success in work, community, art and life. This can be seen through her founding and directing work with Flux Foundation, All Power Labs and Flaming Lotus Girls.

From a lofty dream to concrete reality; Jess is well known for taking that ethereal idea and manifesting that substantial something. Whether taking on the challenge of design, founding an alternative energy company, or creating awe-inspiring-interactive sculptural experiences, she uses collaborative structure to create the bigger picture.

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By Jess Hobbs

Idea Generator, Maker, Social Sculptor

Collaboration is Jess's magic ingredient for success in work, community, art and life. This can be seen through her founding and directing work with Flux Foundation, All Power Labs and Flaming Lotus Girls.

From a lofty dream to concrete reality; Jess is well known for taking that ethereal idea and manifesting that substantial something. Whether taking on the challenge of design, founding an alternative energy company, or creating awe-inspiring-interactive sculptural experiences, she uses collaborative structure to create the bigger picture.

4 Articles

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Xcalibear

The champion robotics team, Bear Metal, from Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, Washington was busy this weekend celebrating their win at the FIRST Robotics Championship in Philomath, Oregon. Their robot Xcalibear dominated the competition and the team walked away with the Blue Event Winner banner. While the team was still in celebration mode they found out Sunday that the trailer Xcalibear was traveling home on was stolen in Auburn, Washington. The students next competition is this Saturday. Instead of giving up they are in a mad dash this week to get their practice robot Sir Bearington ready for its competition debut.

It is an inexplicable, sad loss, but one that will not hold down the Kingdom of Bear Metal for long!

Bear Metal

While the students hope that Xcalibear will show up before their competition Saturday, they aren’t letting the theft diminish their Maker spirit.

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For more information watch local KIRO7 news report.

UPDATE: On the morning of Wednesday March 30th, Xcalibear was returned Tahoma High School. The team will be able to use Xcalibear in Saturday’s competition.