Category Archive: Blog

Jan 30

2017 Week 3

With our sheet metal in, Team Dave has been hard at work this past week. We’ve riveted the chassis of the drivebase on both our practice and competition robots, and are making heavy progress on building up the practice bot. We’ve wired up the major components for the drivetrain, and had it moving around Saturday …

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Jan 22

2017 Week 2

Week 2 was what Team Dave would consider a “quiet” week — however, there was still plenty going on! We’ve been making small changes to our robot design and begun to work on pieces for our competition and practice robots, including gearboxes, shifters, shafts & much more. We’ve also modified some of our prototypes after …

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Jan 21

Ontario District System

This year, Team Dave is competing as a part of the brand new Ontario District. There are a LOT of teams in Ontario — over 150, and growing fast. With the number of teams growing, the number of events needed to grow too. Therefore, FIRST Canada made the decision to implement the District System in Ontario. The …

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Jan 17

2017 Week 1

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After one week of FIRST STEAMWORKS, Team Dave’s season is well on it’s way! We attended the Kickoff event at Woodland Christian High School, where our new members learned about CAD, presenting Chairman’s, strategy, and of course, building robots. Meanwhile, some of our mentors and senior students led some of these very sessions. The build …

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Apr 10

Waterloo Regional 2016

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Team Dave competed at the Waterloo Regional from March 31st to April 2nd, at the Physical Activities Complex of the University of Waterloo. Despite not winning the event, the team brushed up on scouting, driving, and much more in preparation for the FRC World Championships in St. Louis. We were fortunate enough to win the …

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