The 2016 season has begun! On January 9th, 37 students and 30 mentors and parents joined us for the season kickoff.
The game this year is entitled Stronghold and has a castle theme. Teams need to cross four out of five barriers twice each to breach their opponents defenses and shoot “boulders” into an opponent’s castle to weaken it in order to capture it at the end of the match.
As always, Chezy Champs was a fun competition. There were great teams there in a relaxed and fun environment.
Our "third robot" is almost ready to go.
We are getting ready for the off-season competitions. On September 19-20 will will be competing at Chezy Champs at Bellarmine College Prep and on October 2-3 we will be competing at CalGames at Lynbrook High School.
We were able to make our robot using our new CNC Router.
On August 13th, we showed off our robot alongside other Mountain View Technology companies.
We had a great opportunity to be part of the Mountain View Technology Showcase in the City Hall Plaza. Local companies such as Google, LinkedIn, Knightscope, and Boosted had booths and demos. It was exciting to be included as part of the local technology. It was such a success that this may be the first of many such events in the city of Mountain View.
Well, the season is officially over and what a season it was.
There was tough competition at the Silicon Valley Regional but we earned a spot to the Championship Event in St. Louis.
After some modifications, testing and practice we'll be ready for SVR. We learned some good lessons at the Sacramento regional, we're getting ready to do even better at the Silicon Valley Regional in San Jose.
The Silicon Valley Regional will be on April 2-4 in the Event Center at San Jose State University. The schedule is the same as our last competition and is as follows:
It is almost time to head off to our first competition of the season.
March 19th-21st is the Sacramento Regional in Davis California. The team is working hard to make all of the last minute adjustments needed to get ready.
The Sacramento Regional is being held in the
A working robot is bagged and waiting for our first competition.
During the final weekend of the build season a dedicated group of 10-20 students plus mentors worked very hard for very long hours to get a working robot to put in the bag on Stop Build Day. Spending so much time together forms strong team bonds and camaraderie - we even learned that there is a place that will deliver fresh baked cookies in the middle of the night!