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 handout 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.
Build season week two!
Our team is strategizing our ideas and creating concrete plans to build our robot. We are all working hard as a team to achieve the 2018 First Power Up challenge.
Good luck to all our 2018 participants! 🙌
“When I was creating the 8-bit logo, I felt happy to do so, because it would be displayed to everyone at the tournament. Also, I learned new skills, such as using the new programs (make8bitart.com) and how to make a logo. I am very proud to have this logo used by our Hephaestus team, and as a rookie, I would definitely want to design it again next year!” - Andrew Kwon
We interviewed one of our grade eights and we were mesmerized by the success and pride they have achieved while designing our logo to show off at FRC’s!