Pacific Youth Robotics Society (PYRS) is a youth oriented organisation committed to the development and support of student robotics as a means to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education in
Penguin Robotics making a difference for high school robotics teams.
PYRS Hosts VEX Robotics Competiton at #BCTECH Summit
West Van High, Gladstone, and Comox Valley Teams Take Top Honors from PYRS 2016/2017 Provincial VEX Robotics Championship
PYRS coordinates and promotes Vex Robotics Competitions by:
Supporting and encouraging new teams
Organizing, provisioning and managing
Regional and international competitions
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VEX World Championships
On April 19, 2017 teams from around the world will meet in Louisville Kentucky for the 2017 Vex World Championships. The event runs from April 19 - 22. In the high school division, VEX Robotics Competition, there will be more than 400 teams.
Find more info on VEX Worlds here
On March 31 st, teams from across BC, and from Alberta and Washington State will converge on BCIT for the 2016/2017 Pacific Northwest Regional Championship.
This event will really be two tournaments in one: the Invitation A Division for top teams in BC will have X teams, and the open B Division has a capacity of X teams.
Want to beat your opponents in autonomous?
Join Penguin Robotics for a programming workshop for VEX Robotics teams.
Get autonomous programming coaching from VEX world champions. For more details on the workshop, check out the Penguin Robotics Facebook page.
To learn more about Penguin Robotics and see the presentations from previous workshops, head to Penguin Robotics website.
What is it?
A chance for educators to experience the VEX Robotics System in a “hands on” environment and learn first hand how BC teachers are using robotics to inspire their students.
What will I learn?
You will learn how to build and program a VEX Robot to operate both in both teleoperated and autonomous modes. You will learn tips and techniques for presenting this material to your students.
Why does it matter?
Robotics is a new way
Who are those Penguins and what are the doing here?
Penguin Robotics is a recently formed student-run robotics society that is making a powerful contribution to the competitive robotics community in BC.
The 2016-2017 Penguin Robotics Team
Dmitry Matio, Stanley Shi, Timothy Leung, Aman Dhaliwal, Howard Lin, Nevin Li, Neiah Montero, Andy
By Keegan Balcom, VEX Judge
At each VEX tournament in BC throughout each season, students have the opportunity to present their robots to competition judges, typically engineering or computer science professionals. Judges interview the teams, and then confirm teams’ statements by watching game-play throughout the tournament. At the end of ea
West Van High, Gladstone, and Comox Valley Teams Take Top Honors at BC Provincials
Eight BC Teams Headed to 2017 VEX World Championships
39 BC secondary school robotics teams vied for top spots and an entry into VEX World Championship at the BC Provincial VEX Competition March 1, 2017. The best in BC, teams from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island earned spots at the Provincials by finishing first or second in competition pl
Congratulations to Mariner High School in Everett for kicking off the local VRC season with a great tournament this weekend. There were many new teams making their way into the elimination rounds, but when it came time for the finals it was the "usual suspects" from team W.A.S.A.B.I., Gladstone's Robosavages and the neon-clad Exothermi
The Pacific Youth Robotics Society will be on hand for two upcoming events at the Telus World of Science, in Vancouver. On Friday, October 14, 2011, PYRS representatives will join others in the BC kickoff to National Science and Technology Week. On the evening of Tuesday, October 18, PYRS will be presenting at Science World as part of the "Future S