About Us

A05 Annex is a rookie First Robotics competition team from Hood River Valley High School, located in Hood River, Oregon. Our mission is to build a competent robot while also teaching team members valuable talents and skills that will help them in post secondary education and beyond.

About Our Name

A05 is the classroom for the robotics curriculum at Hood River Valley High School. Members of the robotics class wanted to create an FRC team. Our biggest issue quickly became build space. Sharing a small classroom with multiple FTC teams just wasn't feasible. Our FRC team found a fenced off area in the corner of the school filled with junk. Nobody wanted the area, so we annexed it, cleaned it, and made it ours- which is where the "Annex" in "A05 Annex" comes from.

Our Robot- Otis


Otis- named after the Otis Elevator company- is FRC 6831's 2018 First Power Up robot. Otis is capable of of quick scoring in the switch during autonomous. During the Driver Control period, Otis is capable of scoring in the switch, scale, and vault using its intake and 80/20 elevator. During endgame Otis uses a separate mechanism for climbing. A carabiner hook is lifted up to the bar and detaches from the robot, which allows Otis to drive back and create room for other robots to hook on. Otis then lifts itself up using a winch.