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Team 971, Spartan Robotics, is pleased to invite you to attend our third annual Spartan Series! On September 7th, from 10:00 am - 6:00pm at Mountain View High School, mentors and students of 971 will be hosting lectures with the goal of sharing knowledge 971 has accumulated to help your team succeed in FRC. We are so excited to have a full day of workshops, 15 new presentations, and most of all, have you attend!

We have officially completed our move to our new temporary location at MVHS.

Mountain View High School is currently in the middle of constructing new buildings. During the construction, the Robotics will be meeting in one of the temporary portables near Truman Avenue and the ball fields. Our new lab space is P5 on the map and the computer science room that we also meet in is P4 on the map. The good news is that after this phase of construction is done in 2021, the team will be moving into a new technology wing on the campus with the engineering and computer science classes.

The team will be at the Mountain View Tech Showcase on Tuesday, July 16 from 11:30am - 3:00pm at 500 California Street, Mountain View introducing Tachyon, our 2019 FRC robot to visitors as well as running a STEM booth for children. This event is open to the public and loads of fun! We hope to see you there!

This past week or so was a busy one for Team 971. On, Saturday, June 15, we had our Open House for new members. It was great to see so many new faces interested in joining our team! On Saturday, June 22, we headed over to our sponsor, Auris Health to demo our robot along with Team 5940, B.R.E.A.D., and the Battlebot, Tantrum! Later that night, we also had our annual mentor potluck.

On Saturday June 15th, from 1-5pm, we will have our annual team open house in the engineering room - room 517 at MVHS. Our current lab is currently being packed up and moved but we would love to show people as much as we can as well as talk about this great opportunity to do hands on engineering.

We invite all students who are attending MVHS or will be attending in the fall to come check out the team. If you are interested in robotics but cannot come to the open house, please contact us.

Starting this summer a new technology space will begin to be constructed at MVHS.

On May 22, 2019, our team headed up to Sacramento at 5:00am to be recognized for our participation and achievements during the 2019 FRC season along with the Iron Panthers, Madtown Robotics and Citrus Circuits. On the steps of the Capitol we shared the message of FIRST with Gavin Newsom, our Governor, and our legislators who came out to watch the California teams in action. We were truly honored to be recognized for our participation and success during the 2019 FIRST FRC Destination Deep Space season.

Capping off a great season, 971 had fun time at the Championship Event in Houston.

At the Utah Regional, we were on the winning alliance along with Team 3478, PrepaTec - LamBot from San Luis Potosi, and Team 4738, Patribots from San Diego, CA. We had a blast working with these teams. During the competition, we had a few issues that the pit crew did a great job of solving quickly. It was fun to fill the rocket and make the level 3 climb in the same match several times! Doing so earns the maximum available 4 ranking points for a match.

We have arrived at the Utah Regional in West Valley City, a suburb of Salt Lake City! The tournament is being held in Maverik Center, home of the Utah Grizzlies. It is the 10th anniversary of this event and our first time attending. We are excited to check out the competition as we set up, run in practice matches and prep for the event to start on Friday, March 29. For more information, check out the event at the Blue Alliance here.

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