Team WAFFLES #14825 is an acronym for: “We’re All Friends, Friends who Love Each other, Sometimes”. We’re a 5th-year FTC team organized with Assets High School in Honolulu, Hawaii.

FIRST Robotics experience on our team ranges from 4-year veterans to 1st-year newbies. Our team was originally founded by team captain Mairi Travis, who is now a senior this academic year. During our team’s rookie year in 2018, we had a highly successful season and placed 2nd place at the State Championship, and were awarded the Finalist Alliance Trophy. In 2022, our team also received the "Connect Award".

A unique thing about our team is that we like to build robots for more than just FTC. For example, when the pandemic first started, we went viral across the nation for creating a graduation robot to help deliver diplomas at our high school graduation.

We enjoy giving presentations in front of large crowds. For the past two years, we’ve presented at the School Of The Future Conference (SOTF) with a goal of getting more teachers to have more insight on what a robotics program is about and hope to assist more schools with having a robotics program. We’re still actively involved with assisting other schools in starting such programs so we can expand the STEM community in our state. Last year, we built a ‘Wall-E’ robot using FTC parts that we regularly use to conduct outreach visits to elementary schools.