As a newcomer to robotics, the World Competition Event in Houston was quite a life-changing event. Here were many experiences that kept everyone on the edge of their seats, rooting for their favourite team. I met a staggering amount of people from different teams and made many new memories. I learned many new skills to better our team and our robot overall! I am truly grateful to our team for accepting me as one of the team members to attend this event, it is certainly an unforgettable experience.
- Rohan Jagtap,Grade 10
IBEW is one of our most supportive sponsors. They invited us to their annual family barbecue this summer to shed a spotlight on our robotics team, it was a great way to mesh with the community. Our team loved all of the different activities available at the barbecue leaving us with memories and some new knowledge about electrical workers in Canada. We are so thankful to have IBEW as our sponsor.
Our team had a great experience at the Canadian Pacific Regional in Victoria! With our alliance partners, team 1241 and team 7173, we won the regional. We had a lot of fun meeting and working with new teams and can't wait for World's this week. Good luck to everyone going to World's and congratulations to all the teams out there for a fantastic season!
Now that build season is over, FRC competitions are starting all over North America. Here is a helpful PDF on some reminders for the competition that members from our team created. Good luck to all the teams competing this season.
As build season is ending this Tuesday, February 20th, our weekly vlogs are also reaching an end! But don't worry, they'll be back next year. This week's video is about bagging and tagging your robot, as this is the last step for your robot. Check out the video for Week 6.
It's near the end of build season and panic is probably starting to hit, as the robot is still in the process of being built. Don't worry! This week's video is all about staying calm and taking care of yourself. We also talk about bumpers and withholding allowance. Take a couple of minutes to watch this video. You'll walk away learning something new.
Jan.19, 2018 was when North Surrey Secondary held their annual Grade Seven Parents Night, an event for future students and their parents to visit our high school. As everyone tours the school we do a little presentation, answer lots of questions and do some demos so they can see our robotics team in action! Over five-hundred and fifty visitors came to our workplace to hear all about our FLL and FRC teams. The students and parents were fascinated, about STEM and team Hephaestus. We can’t wait to welcome some new members to the team in the fall so they join in on the excitement. We aim to keep a fun and learning environment in our team so youth have a platform to explore STEM and pursue a variety of potential interests for their future.
Week 4 is now over as build season is slowly coming to an end. This week's video is about selecting a drive team for the competition, the pros and cons of reversible and removable bumpers, and making buttons! Keep up the hard work and be sure to reach out for help if you need it.
Members of our team have gotten together to create a video every week during build season to give some tips and advice as a veteran team to rookie teams to make their first year easier. This week's video includes information about how to get parents involved, where you should be with your robot, and resources where you can get help! Take a couple of minutes to watch this video full of information and resources for you!
A big shout out to our newest 2018 friendship sponsors which can be found on the sponsorship page on the website. All donations are greatly appreciated, so don't hesitate to contact us for more info.