The 2008–2009 season started with the construction of our off-season project: a robot with four omni-wheels. This was an experimental design with a completely new drive train for our club. 2008 was also the inaugural year for the VEX Robotics team, which competed in the Elevation challenge. The hands-on learning “classes” set up before build season attracted a whole new wave of dedicated members, eager to learn from the veterans. While the build team practiced building, the public relations team hosted multiple events. Interlake High School was the site of the preseason workshop in November, which was attended by about 1000 students from local teams. The kickoff in January, once again hosted in our school, was a tremendous success. Saints Robotics participated in the FIRST Robotics Lunacy Competition with their robot, nicknamed “Om-bot,” and attended the Microsoft Seattle Regional in Key Arena on March 26-28.