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FLL needs some volunteer referees to help out with the local Robotics
tournament. Consider coming for a Sunday afternoon and
seeing the amazing work these robots do!

Two Opportunities:
#1. The Scrimmage. Sunday October 26^th 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Blach
Middle School, Los Altos

#2. The Regional Competition. Sunday Nov 23^rd . 1:00 - 6:00 pm Blach
Middle School, Los Altos.

There will be a short training to prepare for the competition.

The FRC CalGames competition is coming up on Saturday October 25 at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose CA. FRC is the High School follow on to FLL. The robots are washing machine sized, fast, and fun.

Qualifying matches 8:45 am – noon
Playoff matches 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Award Ceremony 4:15 pm

There is a color flier for CalGames at
http://wrrf-community.googlegroups.com/web/CalGames%202008%20Flyer%20color.pdf

WRRF will be holding robotics-related workshops on Saturday, September 27th from 8:30 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon at Santa Clara University. The workshops include:

The team is going to CalGames at Archbishop Mitty High School from October 24th to 25th! CalGames uses the pervious year's challenge for an off-season competition. The set up day is the evening of the 24th and the competition day is the 25th. All returning and new team members are invited to attend CalGames.

Team 971 performed well at the Silicon Valley Regional at San Jose State University. The robot, "Not Me" ranked 12th out of 48 teams and made it all the way to the quarterfinals!

The robot, "Not Me", performed well in its seven qualifying rounds at the Silicon Valley Regional
at San Jose State University.

The team went to the Poof's lab!

Members of Spartan Robotics went to the lab of Team 254, the Cheesy Poofs, to test out driving and hurdling with the robot. The visit was successful as the team gained driving and robot function experience while finding and fixing any bugs.

The new forums have been successfully launched!

The forums allow team members, mentors, and volunteers to discuss topics related to the robot or anything else about the team. Members can post new topics or reply to exisiting topics. Register and start participating today!

More pictures have been added to the 2008 gallery.

The added pictures include prototyping on January 12, our first day of assembly of the robot for the season, and working hard four days before the ship date.

With the assembly of the base complete, it was programmed and successfully drove.

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