Bag & Tag Day 2018

This past month, we marked the last day of the 2018 Build Season, otherwise known as Bag & Tag. Bag & Tag is when teams have to put their robot inside a bag by a certain time, and once inside the bag are unable to work on their robot until competition.


Cushioned in colorful Pool Noodles and Duct tape, we bagged Silverback, our robot at exactly 8:53 pm on February 20th, and will release it into the world at the San Francisco Regional on March 15th through 18th. The journey that led up to this day was not so simple, with setbacks and new challenges arising while we built. We all learned something new in every meeting, from Mechanical to Electrical, all of which inspired us and fueled our want to keep working.


We would like to give a huge thank you to 254 for letting us use their field at Bellarmine College Preparatory where we spent four days having driver practice as well as testing our Autonomous modes in order to ensure that we are prepared for our upcoming regionals.  


Team 5499 would like to congratulate all of the teams who got through this build season, and we would like to wish you all the best of luck!