It might the middle of build season, but we're hoping you’ll take just a second to step back and pause. When the majority of us were watching the kickoff broadcast, multiple Australian teams were without internet and power as their towns were literally surrounded by fire. Cut off from the rest of the world, grocery stores closed. Instead of watching R2D2 reveal the game, they were literally fighting the fires and fleeing to the beaches.
Kickoff is fast approaching!
On January 4, 2020, at 7:30am, the new FIRST FRC Challenge, Infinite Recharge, will be unveiled. Each year, the first Saturday in January marks the start of the new FRC season. Check out the season teaser here. The entire FRC community will be watching the webcast of the kickoff event from New Hampshire which starts at 7:00am, with the game reveal at 7:30am.
This past season, Destination: Deep Space, was filled with wonderful moments that would not have been possible without the amazing support of our sponsors, mentors and parents. Tachyon, our competition robot was fast and light, and helped transport our team to victories at the SF Regional and the Utah Regional. We also won the Galileo Division at Championships, placed 4th overall at Championships in Houston. During the offseason, Tachyon won at Chezy Champs and MadTown Throwdown.
Pit is ready...carpools are set....Chezy Champs, here we come! This Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, we will be at Bellarmine in San Jose for the Best in the West Showdown. For more information about the event, check out their website at ChezyChamps.com. The live stream of the event can be seen there. Saturday matches run from 9:30am - 7:00pm and Sunday matches are from 9:30am to 4:00pm.
On September 7th, Spartan Robotics hosted the third annual Spartan series at MVHS. For everyone who attended as well as those who were unable to attend, we are releasing the video recording of the 17 new talks in waves as we go through editing them. We just posted the first wave of videos and slides on our website, and the rest will be added in the coming weeks. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to be the first to know when new videos are posted.
This past weekend, on Saturday, Sept 7, the MVHS FRC Robotics Team 971 hosted the hugely successful third annual Spartan Series on campus. This one day lecture series event had over 200 attendees that came from all over the Bay Area and as far away as Monterey, Dublin, and even Los Angeles, CA. Members of our team, both students and mentors, developed 24 separate presentations that included technical and non-technical subjects related to designing, building, and coding a FRC robot as well as team management, growth and much more.
Team 971, Spartan Robotics, is pleased to invite you to attend our third annual Spartan Series! On September 7th, from 10:00 am - 6:00pm at Mountain View High School, mentors and students of 971 will be hosting lectures with the goal of sharing knowledge 971 has accumulated to help your team succeed in FRC. We are so excited to have a full day of workshops, 15 new presentations, and most of all, have you attend!
We have officially completed our move to our new temporary location at MVHS.
Mountain View High School is currently in the middle of constructing new buildings. During the construction, the Robotics will be meeting in one of the temporary portables near Truman Avenue and the ball fields. Our new lab space is P5 on the map and the computer science room that we also meet in is P4 on the map. The good news is that after this phase of construction is done in 2021, the team will be moving into a new technology wing on the campus with the engineering and computer science classes.
The team will be at the Mountain View Tech Showcase on Tuesday, July 16 from 11:30am - 3:00pm at 500 California Street, Mountain View introducing Tachyon, our 2019 FRC robot to visitors as well as running a STEM booth for children. This event is open to the public and loads of fun! We hope to see you there!
This past week or so was a busy one for Team 971. On, Saturday, June 15, we had our Open House for new members. It was great to see so many new faces interested in joining our team! On Saturday, June 22, we headed over to our sponsor, Auris Health to demo our robot along with Team 5940, B.R.E.A.D., and the Battlebot, Tantrum! Later that night, we also had our annual mentor potluck.