Project Bucephalus has been representing FIRST® in Wollongong since 2010. Named after the warhorse of Alexander the Great, the group has many years of experience running robotics activities for children in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, and Sydney areas.
Project Bucephalus now consists of two separate FIRST® teams:
The FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) team has been active since 2010, and is made up of home-schooled children aged 9-16. The team were dubbed Australian FLL National Champions in 2010, 2014, and 2016. They have gone on to represent Australia at the International level in the Netherlands (2011), United States (2012), Australia (2013), Canada (2014), United States (2015), and Australia (2016). The team is responsible for the creation and mentoring of FLL teams around the world, and is currently competing in the 2016/17 FLL Season: “Animal Allies”. The team will be competing in Denmark in May 2017
Project Bucephalus founded a FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) team in 2016. Team #5985 is made up of high-school students from Wollongong and beyond, and is currently preparing for the 2017 FRC Challenge: STEAMWorks!
Good luck to our friends and competitors!