We are a high school VEX team from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada based out of North Island Distance Education School (NIDES). Bringing students together from across many different schools within our communities, we compete together as friends to strive for greater achievements and to assist new members in their understanding of STEM and STEAM. Our members contribute their vast diversity of skills in areas such as scouting, programming, CAD, strategy development, design documentation, and building techniques. We believe that our team is only as strong as its weakest members; therefore we work together to share knowledge and ideas among our teams.
The distance between our teams in Comox and Nanaimo is 114 kilometers. We often communicate via Zoom to share ideas and collaborate.
Compete as a Team
Competing as a team means assisting others with repairs and programming if necessary, as well as sharing scouting information gathered on other teams to make the most informed decisions. We encourage one another throughout a competition.
Have a functioning Robot
Keeping time in mind is extremely important to a team’s success at a competition. Many hours of design, building, programming, and driving go into each of our teams’ robots; however, it’s important that each area receives attention before a competition to ensure the robot works properly. Time management is a skill we continue to improve.
Come back as Friends
Regardless of who wins or loses, it’s of utmost importance that we come back from competitions as friends. We do this by congratulating each other on our accomplishments, and by helping improve one another’s performance in areas that need strengthening.