Having returned from the FIRST Championship games in Houston less than two months ago, the team is ready to 'graduate' from the amazing FIRST LEGO League and move into the exciting FIRST Tech Challenge league!
Our team, with the addition of previous mentor Matthew Wong (Gr. 11), attended the FTC Jump Start Scrimmage held at Kwantlen Park Secondary on June 1, 2019. We had already ordered a tetrix robot kit, but since it had arrived only the day before, they attended the event with their brand new kit still unopened.
At the event, we met other new teams that also needed help getting started, and there were 2 amazing local teams were there to meet the demand of the wide-eyed rookie teams. The seasoned teams were incredibly helpful in helping rookies figure out how to connect remotes and quickly build a chassis for a simple rover. By the end of the day Forces Unknown had a 'working' robot and were able to play a quick game with some of the other teams using materials from the 2018-19 Season.
We are thankful to all who made the event possible. Also, we are grateful to the Provincial Government for the FIRST Tech Challenge British Columbia New Team Grant with which we were able to register the team and purchase a starter robot kit. As we all wait for the launch of the new season, we are very excited to continue participating FIRST programs and look forward to what FTC has to offer!