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Showing off the robots in Welly

What an incredible two days we've just had. On Wednesday 30th March, Matt, Steph, Hayden and I trecked down to Wellington in order to put our robotics program on display to all of those participating in the StrategyNZ conference. I found myself surprisingly awake at the airport at 5 in the m…

Written by Christian Silver on Friday April 1, 2011

Update

Unfortunately due to financial constraints, we are only sending a small team with our robot(2919) to the VEX World Championships. We have chosen to send some of the senior members of the team (Nathan Allen & Thomas Paulin) who will represent K-Force at the championships. The entire team is helpi…

Written by Hayden Wilson on Sunday March 13, 2011

Day 2

Okay, I’m new to these blog posts, so bear with me. Today we had our second day of nationals in NZ, after many technical issues with 2919A we managed to win almost all of our games today, making the process much more enjoyable (the frantic rushing of getting a charged battery moments before …

Written by Matt Sole on Sunday March 6, 2011

Nationals Day 1

Started actually competing in Nationals today. After a very long day full of setting up yesterday (and 3 hours of sitting in a toilet cubicle operating some sound, a strobe light and a smoke machine for me), we started this day off with the opening ceremony. Awards were given out, speeches were …

Written by Christian Silver on Saturday March 5, 2011

Eeek - time to get going again

The last few days have been stressful to say the least. Bots are breaking down, batteries don't seem to know the word charge and what makes things worse is that home school is using our field with their ever improving robots!!! *shudders* But on the bright side at least Nathan's bot is fully…

Written by Stephanie Bickerstaff on Thursday March 3, 2011

Scrimming at Onehunga

Yesterday, the team headed to Onehunga High School to compete in the final battle of the bots before nationals. Like every scrimmage so far, we came back with a long list of things to make our robots better. 2919A was in pieces on the day, so it wasn't entered. Both B and C made it to the knoc…

Written by Christian Silver on Sunday February 27, 2011