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Spartan Robotics FRC Team 971 is back home from the 2022 FIRST Robotics Championship Competition!

Spartan Robotics qualified on April 10th at the Silicon Valley Regional at the San Jose State Event Center to attend the Championship event in Houston.

We were the alliance captain on the finalist alliance and earned a wildcard slot to the championship. After a flurry of activity getting plane tickets and making necessary arrangements to travel, the team is excited to show off our robot this year.

On June 19, we held an Open House for new members. It was exciting to see so many new people come out to check out the team and what we are doing in person outside the cafeteria. Over the summer, our team meets several times a week to work on various projects including but not limited to coding, entrepreneurship and outreach, as well as CAD design and training. We are also moving to a newly constructed facility on campus, so there is lots to do related to the new lab set up. Virtual meetings are happening all summer, so all MVHS students are welcome to drop on by!

The 2020 Spartan Series is underway. Between July 13 through July 25, Team 971 mentors and students are hosting daily talks with the goal of sharing knowledge 971 has accumulated to help your team succeed in FRC. Click here to see the schedule and get the link to a talk.

Join our daily live stream to hear the talks and ask questions. If you miss a talk, the past ones are currently on the FRC971 Youtube Channel.

The fourth annual Team 971 Spartan Series is coming! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, from July 13th to July 25th, Team 971 mentors and students will be hosting online lectures with the goal of sharing knowledge 971 has accumulated to help your team succeed in FRC. We are so excited to make the most out of this online situation with a different workshop each day! There will be 12 new presentations.

Please check out the July 2020 workshop schedule and descriptions at: https://bit.ly/SpartanSeries20.

Interested in robotics? Enjoy coding? Itching to build a cool robot?

If you are a new or returning MVHS student or mentor, come visit our virtual open house for the MVHS Robotics Club on June 27th at 1:00pm. There will be a presentation about the club as well as a live Q&A panel. Anyone interested in robotics and/or engineering is welcome. At the Open House, all the different opportunities available to team members, which range from mechanical design to outreach and fundraising will be discussed.

It might the middle of build season, but we're hoping you’ll take just a second to step back and pause. When the majority of us were watching the kickoff broadcast, multiple Australian teams were without internet and power as their towns were literally surrounded by fire. Cut off from the rest of the world, grocery stores closed. Instead of watching R2D2 reveal the game, they were literally fighting the fires and fleeing to the beaches.

Kickoff is fast approaching!

On January 4, 2020, at 7:30am, the new FIRST FRC Challenge, Infinite Recharge, will be unveiled. Each year, the first Saturday in January marks the start of the new FRC season. Check out the season teaser here. The entire FRC community will be watching the webcast of the kickoff event from New Hampshire which starts at 7:00am, with the game reveal at 7:30am.

This past season, Destination: Deep Space, was filled with wonderful moments that would not have been possible without the amazing support of our sponsors, mentors and parents. Tachyon, our competition robot was fast and light, and helped transport our team to victories at the SF Regional and the Utah Regional. We also won the Galileo Division at Championships, placed 4th overall at Championships in Houston. During the offseason, Tachyon won at Chezy Champs and MadTown Throwdown.

Pit is ready...carpools are set....Chezy Champs, here we come! This Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, we will be at Bellarmine in San Jose for the Best in the West Showdown. For more information about the event, check out their website at ChezyChamps.com. The live stream of the event can be seen there. Saturday matches run from 9:30am - 7:00pm and Sunday matches are from 9:30am to 4:00pm.