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.
We're down to the wire preparing our third robot to compete in Madera Nov 7-9. This is the culmination of a lot of hard work. Students worked this summer and fall building another manipulator to play the 2014 FRC game Aerial Assist.
We will be packing up and heading to Madera for the MadTown ThrowDown and can hardly wait.
The event will be held at
On October 5th and 6th Spartan Robotics competed at the CalGames robotics competition at Woodside High School. This is the winning alliance taking a break between elimination matches.
Team 971 placed Third in the seeding matches and went on to become finalists along with team 846, the Funky Monkeys, and team 2135, Presentation Invasion.
On May 18th, our team demoed Mammoth at Maker Faire 2014