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Team Dave is FRC Team 3683 – the FIRST Robotics Team at St. David CSS in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

The 2017 season was Team Dave’s 7th year of competition and we finished as the Tesla division champions at the FIRST Robotics Championships in St. Louis, MO.

Dave knows that most people have never built a robot before, so Dave welcomes students from grades 7-12 and all levels of experience with open arms.

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Waterloo District 2018

At the 2018 Waterloo District Event, Team Dave won the event, bringing the win home to Waterloo for the first time in team history! After loading in and setting up our pits on Thursday, we set out to work with some quick maintenance and practice matches to give our graduating driver more full-field experience with …

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2018 Week 5

Team Dave’s week 5 was productive as ever, with leaps and bounds being made in all areas of the team. By the end of the weekend, the practice bot was virtually complete, save for a couple small pieces and bits of wiring. The software team took this opportunity to push their first-draft code and had …

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2018 Week 4

Team Dave’s second half of build season is off to flying start! While continuing our in-house manufacturing, we sent in our sheet metal design to sponsor Melitron, and on a P.A. Friday, “Sheet Metal Christmas” arrived! We’ve begun the assembly of our practice bot with the help of an awesome pneumatic riveter. Plus, as our …

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2018 Week 3

And the shop is back in action! With the CAD virtually finalized, we’ve begun machining parts on the lathe and CNC mill to get a head start on the assembly. Our design has also been sent of to our sponsor Melitron, who will laser-cut it for us. We hope to have it in sometime this …

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2018 Week 2

With all of our preliminary prototyping done, Team Dave’s shop has been pretty quiet this past week! However, there’s still been plenty going on behind the scenes! Our design team has been hard at work creating the CAD model for this year’s robot, working with resources from previous year’s designs as well as our prototypes …

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2018 Week 1

FIRST PowerUp is officially here, and Team Dave is already hard at work! Our season started off with the Waterloo Kickoff event at Woodland Christian High School on January 6th. A few of our experienced team mentors lead seminars in the hours leading up to the big reveal. Once the game was released, we broke …

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