In Hawaiian, ‘Ohana’ means ‘Family.’ In this section, find out more about the Kaua’ibots Ohana.
Kaua’ibots – “Building geniuses island-wide”
The westmost Hawaiian island of Kaua’i is relatively small with an area of 552 sq miles, but our community reflects the beautiful Garden Isle in its strong and vibrant nature. Founded in the fall of 2007, Kaua’ibots invites members from every high school to join and compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition as the sole representative robotics team of the island of Kaua’i. Our workshop is centrally located at Island School in Puhi.
Kaua’ibots‘ Accomplishments To Date
- 2009 Judges’ Award
- 2010 Team Spirit Award & Engineering Inspiration Award
- 2010 winner of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard engineering 4-year scholarship at the University of Hawaii at Manoa: Jayson Manzano (Island School)
- 2010 National Participant
- 2011 Team Spirit Award
- 2012 Gracious Professionalism Award
- 2013 Quarter finalist at the Hawai’i regional
- 2014 Creativity Award
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) “The varsity sport for the mind,” FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.