This week we hosted the Rosary and Connelly VEX teams to a VEX kickoff event. Everyone was able to experience the benefits of the design process we've used to become a successful team. Everyone worked together to establish a strong understanding of the Into the Zone game rules and identify key requirements for their robots. We also welcomed back Dave Brzowski from a challenging and successful training class. Congratulations, Dave! This week, our eagerly awaited new trophy case, that Jon is making as his Eagle Scout project, was stained and is awaiting glass. The sparks were flying as Mr. Mason introduced a new tool to the team, a stud welder. The students donned the safety equipment and all experienced the excitement of welding a threaded stud to a piece of sheet metal. On Saturday, after enjoying a bit of the IRI competition, the team swarmed robodome to clean and organize a bit. The VEX field was moved to accommodate setting up the FRC field to help ready for demos. We also re-organized and hung all the banners to show off our spectacular accomplishments. ... See MoreSee Less
The Friarbots have been eager to get started on the VEX In the Zone game. They put together a great kickoff plan and made great headway today. Each student had a chance to present their findings to the group and they discovered some interesting opportunities. Kickoff will continue Saturday morning at 10am with requirements development. What a great start to the VEX season, well done Friarbots! ... See MoreSee Less
In light of finals week, the robotics students have been busy studying. Dave Brzowski has taken this opportunity to help organize the shop a bit. Check out these new custom storage racks. We are so blessed to have his support. Thank you Dave! ... See MoreSee Less
The Friarbots spent the weekend at the La Habra Citrus Fair demonstrating with Phoenix Team 6554 and XBots 5810. We had a great time demonstrating to kids and parents and the kids sure did love throwing the balls into the robots and the boiler. Demos should be fun this year. We had good turnout from our team with active demos all day and even hands on activities with Pneumatics and Frame Structure building with static robot displays for VEX and FRC. Thanks for all the hard work from those that supported the event. We made a great impression on the event coordinators and they have already requested that we come back next year. Great Job! ... See MoreSee Less
Beach Blitz is in full swing and we are excited to do our preliminary volunteer sign up to secure key roles. Remember you do not need ANY experience to take on these key roles. Our goal is to train, t...