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!
It's official, the 2015 FRC season has begun. The 2015 game, Recycle Rush, has been released and we will be spending the next six weeks, until February 17th, building a robot to play the game.
We will then compete at the Sacramento Regional in Davis, from March 19th to 21st, and the Silicon Valley Regional, from April 2nd to 4th. The game itself is described on the FIRST game site.
Mammoth and the rest of FRC Team 971 would like to wish you Happy Holidays and a great new year (and FRC Season).
The team is getting ready for and looking forward to the new season starting on January 3rd. The lab is being cleaned and there has been some preseason materials testing and tuning of our robot designs in anticipation of the new challenge.