Safety Bots

About 2 months ago we wrote about our mechanical training and safety. Our students were building small robots using parts we had around the shop. These would give them a chance to complete safety passports for various tools, gain familiarity with techniques, and make a little RC robot. In the last week before the holidays,

Field Reset

2018 was a great season for Celt-X, our best one yet. However, as the days of December wind down, it is time to put PowerUp behind us and to get ready to adventure into Deep Space. This past weekend, we were joined by members of Makeshift (4039) and Newman Robotics (4618) to tear down the

Learning to Program – Part 2

In a previous post, we described a process that we hoped to undertake in order to get more of our students writing an auto. Over the early part of December, we saw of some of these plans come to fruition, and saw some of the first autos from our our students. We had around 10

Grade 8 Parents Night at Bishop Ryan

On November 28, 2018 Bishop Ryan hosted an open house for the next generation of Celt-X students and their parents!   Well actually, it was Grade 8 Night, when our district elementary schools Grade 8 students and families come to see what our high school has to offer! Our robot, Oscar, naturally wowed the crowd.

Robots + Lasers = Social?

Build season is a fun but stressful time, we spend hundreds of hours together working on a problem that no one has ever solved before. It brings our team closer together – but at the same time, it can be a test of friendship and patience. Every year, we do a social – a purely

Learning to Program

Over the years we have had some great programming students on our team. We find, however, that our programmers already knew how to program before joining. This year, several of our programmers have graduated – but we have many new students who have expressed an interest in learning to program. Historically, we haven’t had a

Safety training in the snow

It was the first snowfall of the season, and with it came the awe and inspiration of… a hockeyBot! Yesterday wasn’t the best day weather-wise, but we still had a number of eager students show up to get started on our pre-season build project. For the past few years, we have spent 5-6 meetings covering

Mad Science Fair !!!

        This past Friday night, Nov 09, 2018, Celt-X took our robots, Tipsy and Oscar for a little jaunt down the road in the neighbourhood! This month’s James Street Art Crawl held a Mad Science Fair at The Spice Factory, 121 Hughson Street. So proud of our students and mentors. We set

Celt-X Takes on The CNE

This past weekend, Celt-X competed at the first robotics expo at the CNE. Teams from around the province gathered to showcase their robots and to amaze the crowds with the amazing creations of high school students. With Friday being a working day for most people, we opted to only attend the Saturday and Sunday parts