What's New

The 2009 FRC season begins with the kickoff on Saturday, January 3rd at 7 AM PST. At
the kickoff in New Hampshire, the challenge for the 2009 season will be released. The kickoff webcast can be watched live at: http://robotics.nasa.gov/events/2009_frcwebcasts.php. The encryption key for the competition-related documents at http://www.usfirst.org/community/frc/content.aspx?id=452 will be revealed at the end of the webcast.

We will be taking our 2007 robot with the elevator prototype to the Cheesy Poofs' Lab on Tuesday the 30th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. All team members who wish to attend must be pre-registered with one of the team co-presidents in order to attend.

A team alumni is coming back to teach about CAD drawings. During build season, when the CAD model of the robot is finished, "drawings" of all the parts have to be made so we can show the machine shop exactly what to build. Making drawings is something that all team members traditionally help out with, regardless of what area they are assigned to. This is an important meeting for everyone to attend.

We will be meeting this Saturday in Room 112 from 1:00 to 4:00. Our programming mentor will be there to continue his session on programming, and we'll also continue to organize the lab.

This Saturday our programming mentor will be teaching about the new
programming tools for this year from 1:00 to 4:00 in Room 112. If
you're interested in programming, feel free to attend.

This is the only meeting (outside of the CAD workshop at Santa Clara
University) that we have planned for this weekend.

On Saturday, we will be splitting up into multiple groups to work on different projects. The mentor who was teaching CAD to one group last time is returning to help again. If you want to continue learning CAD, please show up from 2:00 to 5:00.

We won CalGames on Saturday, October 25! After resolving a few issues in the seeding matches, we accepted an invitation to be on the second seed alliance with Team 100 and Team 604. Our alliance progressed to the finals, where we won after winning the tiebreaker third match.

The FRC CalGames competition is coming up on Saturday October 25 at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose CA. Archbishop Mitty High School is located at 5000 Mitty Way in San Jose. The schedule is as follows:

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