All posts by Zhen Wei Jin

February

February has been filled with fantastic experiences and significant achievements for NoMythic. We kicked off the month with two different team bonding events: our board game night, where we also beaded bracelets for the FRC-SWIFT initiative, and our movie night right after practice, where we got snacks and got cozy watching a movie together. However, we not only focused on community building within our own team, we also hosted our annual bumper workshop for other robotics teams in the Twin City area. This event allows us to expand our horizons and strengthen our connections, while helping other teams with an essential part of their robots.

In addition to our community and team building events, we focused on getting ready for The Northern Light Regional competition! We finished our sponsor panel for both the robot and our team shirts, ensuring that we can show off our incredible sponsors at the competition. We also went to a practice competition called Week 0 held by KnightKrawler. It was a lot of fun, and the drive team had the opportunity to test our robots, Eurydice and Orphues.

Northern Lights Regional

This month, NoMythic went to our first regional competition, Northern Lights Regional, in Duluth! Our fantastic drive team did an absolutely amazing job driving our robot, Eurydice, and our pit team was inspirational in their work getting our robot ready for each match. Eurydice were positively whimsical when shooting notes into the speaker, and we had a climbing time of less than 10 seconds. We ended up on the second alliance in the playoffs with our friends from Ultraviolet and Otternots. But it didn’t stop there; we not only became the captain of the second alliance but also won second place!

The energy from our team and all of the other teams at this competition was fantastic and we had an amazing time. This energy also led to us winning the Team Spirit Award second year in a row, reflecting our team culture, passion and our cheerful contributions in the stands. All in all, we had the most amazing time, where we as a team showed what we are capable of not only as a team but as a community. 

And we are already preparing and looking forward to our next competition in Minneapolis!

January

January has been filled with progress within NoMythic, from the kickoff of the new season to building our robot. January started with the season kickoff event! Our entire team started the month with gathering together to learn about the new game and its new challenges, including mapping out game strategies for our game plan, discussing scouting ideas for the competition, and field geometry to calculate measurements and ankles. These efforts have resulted in the programming subteam being able to focus on creating a robot that not only aims precisely at the speaker but also being able to climb the chain so we can get ready for one of our highlights coming up in February: the competition in Duluth “Northern Lights Regionals”. 

In addition to the building of the robot, our operations subteam has been working on reaching out to sponsors. Writing sponsor emails and having sponsor meetings with our fantastic sponsors. We are as always grateful for the sponsors that believe in us and support us. We also had a board game and bracelet beading night to build on our community and collaboration between our team members. These events not only create a sense of belonging to the team, but also diversifies the STEM and robotics field. January has truly been an exciting month with each member contributing to the  progress on our team. With Duluth coming up at the end of February and a lot of preparation in January , we’re ready for a new exciting  robotics season!

November

Hello All!

This past November has been filled with experiences and achievements for NoMythic. We started the month with a visit to the Science Museum, where our team had an incredible opportunity to introduce the world of STEM to kids. Seeing the joy and excitement for robotics was a reminder of how we as a robotics team can impact our community.

Furthermore, we both had our annual Tie-Dye, where we had the chance to dye our colorful purple team shirts unique to our team, and attended a FRC Beading Party arranged by our fantastic friends at 2450 WindChill. At the Beading party we joined other wonderful teams listening to Taylor Swift and beading bracelets, while building a strong and lasting community across the robotics community teams.

Last but not least we got ready for and attended the Minne-Trials, and ended in second place! Minne Trials was magical. We put our team spirit on display– cheers from our team filled the room, pushing us to overcome struggles. When we had technical issues with our autonomous in the robot, we worked together as a team and fixed the problem. Minne-trials also gave the opportunity for new students to try driving the robot, and to be a part of the competition team.

November has been truly magical and we look forward to many more months to come!

October

Hello, all!

This past October, NoMythic started our 2023-24 season! We finished our recruitment for this year, and our team now has 31 amazing students. Over the month of October and a bit of September, NoMythic has been very busy with events, tasks and building our team. Our team has hosted our annual team retreat where we went over team norms and culture. The retreat was perfect for us to welcome our new students onto the team, and bond as a team through bonfires, board games and team building exercises.

We also attended various events including the Harvest Fest at Great River School and the allergy free Halloween event at the Mall of America. At the Harvest fest, we introduced the world of robotics to the students and families from Great River School. The allergy free Halloween event is for kids with allergies who can’t just go out and trick or treat. At the Mall of America event, kids had a blast driving our robot, learning about robots, and meeting our team. 

We are all very excited for this coming up season, and we are already preparing for a small practice competition called the MINNE trials in the beginning of December. We are all looking forward to seeing what this new season brings!