Tyler Pena & Kieren Emens
The Apes are happy to project another amazing year under President John Williams and Vice-President Grace Kwak. Last week, the Apes brought their signature T-Shirt shooting robot to create some school spirit at Pioneer’s Football game against Branham on Friday. Pioneer Mustangs were able to catch a glimpse of their own robotics team at work, giving away free Pioneer shirts in the form of a mobile pressurized shirt cannon.
Team 668 is also getting Cornelius, their other robot, ready for Calgames on October 5-6 at Woodside High School to compete with other high schools this off-season. After a successful run last year, The Apes hope to prove their dominance in the Bay Area. Modifications are being computer designed, machined, built, wired, amd programmed every Monday through Wednesday.
Team 668 had a great time with Edenvale and Christopher Elementary last year, helping out through the Boys and Girls Club to start up new FIRST Lego League teams in the hopes of inspiring future engineers and problem solvers and leading them on the path of FIRST. The Apes are looking to expand their community outreach even further this year. The 2018-2019 FLL season begins from April 9, 2018 to October 21, 2018. Regional tournaments begin on November 19, 2018.
Finally, Team 668 is happy to announce that many spots are open this year for students to join, simply ask a friendly Ape in their Team 668 shirt or Mr. King about joining. No prerequisite knowledge, no monetary payment, no tryouts. Come in after school on September 10th with an open mind and desire for fun. The Apes of Wrath are happy to teach essential STEM skills to all.