Online Orientation Update!

One of the projects that we are completing under our Equity and Diversity Plan is the creation of a comprehensive online orientation for members who are new to the team. Our previous orientations to the team have traditionally happened at the beginning of the season and in-person, but members who …

Meet a new member!

Hello, my name is Kenya and I am a sophomore in Dimond High School. I joined Nerds of the North last year, just around the time when the pandemic became wild and when summer break started. This all started from the recruitment from my friend, Toya. I have not been …

2021 Robot Redesign: Week 1-4

With another year comes another season, and while this year’s challenge is considerably different than anything our team has done before, we’re excited to see what this season holds! Among the other challenges we’re participating in, we will be competing in the robot design challenge. And while we’d love to …

2021 FRC Kickoff!

We started this season’s kickoff with FIRST’s livestream. This introduced us to this season’s game and challenges, including the new Game Design Challenge and Innovation Challenge. After the livestream, each of us introduced ourselves and our role/interest in the team. We then began to talk about each challenge that was …

2021 FRC Kickoff Announcement

January 9, 2021 is the annual FIRST Robotics kickoff event! This event marks the start to the season, where the team is assigned challenges including robot design, project proposals, creating videos, and showcasing the progress we’ve made through the offseason. Who: FRC 568 students, alumni, coaches, and prospective students What: …

Project Avatar Update

For the past many weeks, we’ve been hard at work on the Project Avatar robot, and this week we hit a big milestone in our journey. In the last post, we discussed the design process, and now I was set in charge for assembling the hardware. Because we hadn’t tried …