On January 3, 2015, five members of the rookie team and Mr. Kim viewed the 2015 FRC Game Reveal - Recycle Rush, then picked up the Kit Of Parts at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. Immediately afterwards, the team went to Crescent School, home of FRC 610 - Coyotes for the Quick Build - an initiative of FIRST Robotics Canada to support FRC teams new to the building a functional drivetrain.
For many of the students on Team 5719, the experience of working with electronics and assembly was the first. Fortunately, there were many experienced students and mentors of other FRC teams, such as Eddy of Team 1241 - Theory 6, to assist however possible. Within six hours, the students assembled a chassis and drive train. Students felt excited to show it off to follow team members upon their return to school. Participation in the Quick Build was important for the team as having a physical working product, opposed to ideas and drawings, a few days into the Six Week Build immediately motivated the team to contribute to the project. Thanks FIRST Robotics Canada and all its volunteers for helping the new teams become successful on day one!