Seaquam Robotics Trip to Worlds

$2,957 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 39 people in 39 months
Dawson Pasin, Bradley Schellenberg, Michael Milic, Trevor Chow, and Josh Zindler (left to right).



We are Seaquam Secondary's Robotics team 9181B. We particpate in a worldwide STEM activity called VEX Robotics. Our team consists of Dawson Pasin, Michael Milic, Bradley Schellenberg, Josh Zindler, and Trevor Chow. Our dedicated teacher sponsor is Mr. Bryce Hamade.

Our school recently hosted the BC VEX Robotics Provincial Championship, in which our team was the Tournament Champion. We also won an award for the best Driving Skills. Of approximately 100 teams in BC, we are the top-ranking team, which qualifies us for the VEX Robotics World Championships taking place in Louisville, Kentucky from April 19-23, 2016. This is the first time that a Delta school has qualified to compete at this level. We very much need to raise funds in order to cover the long list of costs involved:  plane fares, accomodation, transportation of our robot, a travel case for our robot, team uniforms, and many new replacements for our tools and parts (batteries, motors, aluminum parts, etc.). Although we managed to pull off a spectacular win at the Provincials with the limited and worn out parts we had available, it will be difficult to be at our best at the Worlds if we are unable to upgrade many of our parts.

It would mean a lot to us to get the supplies we need and to help offset the manys costs of this trip so we can focus on representing the Delta School District and Seaquam Secondary with pride at a global level. We deeply appreciate any support shown. Thank you!


BCIT Tournament Update:


Our team recently returned from this year's A-Division Pacific Northwest Championship, and during this tournament we won the Tournament Finalist Award, and Judges Award. This event was hosted at the BCIT Burnaby campus, and is very well known for having high-scoring competitive robots from several provinces and states in the northwestern area. This event was a great warm up for the upcoming World Championships, and has assisted us in determining any minor details that will be improved upon.

During this event, a few teams were interviewed by CBC news reporters;  our team happened to be one of them! Click here to view the article on the CBC website.


Newspaper Updates:


Our team was recently featured in the Surrey Leader, and the Surrey Now newspapers (Wednesday, April 6th and Thursday, April 7th). Throughout the articles, Evan Seal (Surrey North Delta Leader) and Tom Zillich  (Surrey Now) explained how our robotics program works, as well as how a VEX Robotics competition works. If you would like to learn more about the general VEX Robotics program, and more about the Seaquam Robotics program, click the links below to read the articles:

Surrey Leader:  http://bit.ly/2097Kxk
Surrey Now:  http://bit.ly/1PXJpTP
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Our team was recently featured in the Surrey Leader, and the Surrey Now newspapers (Wednesday, April 6th and Thursday, April 7th), see the campaign below for details!
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Congratulations to team 9181B: Josh Zindler, Trevor Chow, Dawson Pasin, Bradley Schellenberg, and Michael Milic for winning the Tournament Finalist Award, and Judges Award at this year's A-Division, Pacific Northwest Championship at BCIT. Please see the bottom of our campaign page for more details.
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We have worked hard over spring break to completely change our robot to make it faster and more accurate. Thank you so far to our generous donors and to the Delta School District for your support so far. We have managed to fix the cortex, but will eventually need a new one along with replacing batteries, chargers, metal and sensors as well as a travel case.
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Last night while I was changing the design of our robot to make it move faster and pick up balls faster, the cortex of our robot was no longer working. This is a costly part but my team hopes to purchase a new one well before worlds as it is a bit of an installation process. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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$2,957 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 39 people in 39 months
Created March 13, 2016
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$100
Bob & Judi Spitznagel
38 months ago

Wishing you all the best in the competition.

DE
$25
Darren Esau
38 months ago
EB
$500
Electrical Inspectors Association of BC
38 months ago

Congratulations on your win, Hoping you do well at the competition.

GF
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General Fusion
39 months ago
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Ryan Zindler
39 months ago
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SV
$25
Sheena Vail
39 months ago
BP
$130
Bob & Marj Passmore
39 months ago
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Congrats, and good luck at world's, Josh! Lots of love, Grandma & Grandpa, & Kiwi!

$50
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39 months ago
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Noah Landry
39 months ago
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39 months ago
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