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Lego!

On the Sunday 3rd July, junior K Force members competed in the first robotics competition of the 2011 season. at Strathallan School. This inaugural, unofficial FIRST Lego League mini competition, was designed to introduce new teams and students to the competition, giving them some idea of what …

Written by Mr Allen on Tuesday July 5, 2011

Worlds in all of it's glory (and other things)

This year, the VEX robotics world championship for the 2010-2011 season of Round Up, was held at the Disneyworld ESPN Wide World of Sport, in Orlando Florida. The championship took place over 3 days from the 13-16 April, with an optional practice day on the 13th. The practice day for most te…

Written by on Saturday April 16, 2011

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