What's New

On Saturday June 15th, from 1-5pm, we will have our annual team open house in the engineering room - room 517 at MVHS. Our current lab is currently being packed up and moved but we would love to show people as much as we can as well as talk about this great opportunity to do hands on engineering.

We invite all students who are attending MVHS or will be attending in the fall to come check out the team. If you are interested in robotics but cannot come to the open house, please contact us.

Starting this summer a new technology space will begin to be constructed at MVHS.

On May 22, 2019, our team headed up to Sacramento at 5:00am to be recognized for our participation and achievements during the 2019 FRC season along with the Iron Panthers, Madtown Robotics and Citrus Circuits. On the steps of the Capitol we shared the message of FIRST with Gavin Newsom, our Governor, and our legislators who came out to watch the California teams in action. We were truly honored to be recognized for our participation and success during the 2019 FIRST FRC Destination Deep Space season.

Capping off a great season, 971 had fun time at the Championship Event in Houston.

At the Utah Regional, we were on the winning alliance along with Team 3478, PrepaTec - LamBot from San Luis Potosi, and Team 4738, Patribots from San Diego, CA. We had a blast working with these teams. During the competition, we had a few issues that the pit crew did a great job of solving quickly. It was fun to fill the rocket and make the level 3 climb in the same match several times! Doing so earns the maximum available 4 ranking points for a match.

We have arrived at the Utah Regional in West Valley City, a suburb of Salt Lake City! The tournament is being held in Maverik Center, home of the Utah Grizzlies. It is the 10th anniversary of this event and our first time attending. We are excited to check out the competition as we set up, run in practice matches and prep for the event to start on Friday, March 29. For more information, check out the event at the Blue Alliance here.

We just finished the San Francisco Regional this past weekend. Going into finals, we were ranked first, and were excited to have Team 254, the Cheesy Poofs from Bellarmine and Team 5700, SOTA Cyberdragons from Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts on our alliance. Not only did we win the Regional, we were also honored to be awarded the Excellence in Engineering Award! By winning this competition, we qualified to attend the Championship Event in Houston on April 17-20. There is a lot to do before then. Next us is the Utah Regionals, March 28-30!

We are counting down the hours until our takeoff to Destination: Deep Space at the San Francisco Regional, our first tournament of the 2019 FRC Season. Blast off is on March 14. Our three day trip to St. Ignatius College Prep is one of our favorite places to visit! You can watch our journey and keep up with our matches here.

Week 6 Update:

Week 4 Updates:

Over the past two weeks the router, mill and Markforged 3D printer have been humming. Students have been busy working on finishing up CAD in SolidWorks and assembling the robot! Code is also well underway, waiting anxiously for the first opportunity to try it out on the new robot. Other subteams including vision and the Custom PCB group are making great strides to be completed on time. We may even have our bumpers done before build day!

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