We first visited their industrial education shop, where the parts of the robot were built and put together.
Then, we were taken to the animation room where we watched Waialua's Lifetime of Safety video and the animation video created by the animation/CAD designers.
Next, we visited Waialua's FLL Team 1739's room where we got to see their robot run through the missions.
After that, we went to the VEX room. Their team members demonstrated their robots, and to our surprise, we got to drive the VEX robots. It was fun, and took awhile for us to get the hang of it. For many of us, this was our favorite part of the day.
Last, we visited the testing room where we all got to watch the 2011 FRC robot, Ho'okahi, in action. This was a real treat for us, as their robot was in the final stages, and would be shipped out to New York, for their competition in early March. The theme for their game this year is, "LogoMotion".
To end our day, we were treated to a pizza lunch from Waialua High School's Team 359, The Hawaiian Kids. All of the members of Waialua High School's Robotics team truely displayed Gracious Professionalism, as they treated us with so much respect and kindness. It was also evident in the way that they worked together with each other.
We were all amazed and impressed with what these teams have accomplished. It was just awesome to see what the students are doing at the high school level, and this is something we have to look forward to. It's no wonder that Waialua Robotics brings home so many awards!
Thank you to Waialua Robotics Teams for hosting our visit during a very busy time, just before your upcoming national competitions. We wish you much luck in all of them!