Videos

This page has links to some of our videos. If the URLs of the videos change in the future, we will do our best to update these links.

Many past videos are available on YouTube channel smanrobotics. You can check out individual videos, and playlists which group videos by year/topic. You can also subscribe and be notified as new videos are released.

*** Here is a brief highlight video showing short clips of our robots from each of the last 12 seasons of FRC.

*** Featured Video The 971 approach (expressed by mentors and student).

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*** The Spartan Series, seminars presented by Team #971
Note: For copies of the slides used in many of these seminars, please go to the 971 Workshops Download Page

  • Test Driven Development - Presented by Austin Schuh (2017)
    • The focus of this seminar is test driven development. Austin uses test driven development to write code to control the elevator on the 971 Third Robot from 2015.
    • This class builds upon control system modeling, which is covered in the preceeding seminar.
  • 971's CAD Process - Presented by Annie Wang (2018)
    • Annie discusses the 971 CAD process which includes evolution from prototyping to detailed CAD, parts management, and design geometry.
    • The presentation includes examples based on the CAD program Solidworks.
  • An Overview of 971's 2018 Robot - Presented by Sabina NNNN & Annie Wang (2018)
    • Sabina and Annie provide a technical overview of 971's design process during the 2018 season. They provide an in depth look into the mechanical and programming aspects of 971's Power Up Robot, named Curiosity.
    • They provide an in depth look into the mechanical and programming aspects of 971's Power Up Robot, named Curiosity.
  • Electric Motors and Motor Controllers - Presented by Brian Silverman (2018)
    • Brian explains how electric motors work, and describes the circuitry used to control electric motors. This is an advanced session including electronic concepts and some of the math and physics involved with electric motors.
    • This is an advanced session including electronic concepts and some of the math and physics involved with electric motors.

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*** 2020/21 Season - Infinite Recharge / At Home

  • 2021 Robot Reveal
    • 971 Spartan Robotics reveal of their robot for the 2020/2021 game season INFINATE RECHARGE.
    • Thanks to all the students, mentors, and sponsors. .
  • 2021 Skills Challenge Competition
    • FRC teams showed off what their robots and drivers could do in a skills challenge based on the 2020 INFINITE RECHARGE game. This video is a composite of a set of videos the team submitted as part of a virtual competition.
  • High School club week promo video for FRC 971 (2021)
    • Mountain View High School clubs were invited to each submit a short promotional video as part of a virtual club day event at the school. This video was designed by one of the students, using video clips and photos from past FRC seasons.

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*** 2019 Season - Deep Space

  • 2019 Robot Reveal
    • 971 Spartan Robotics reveal of their robot for the 2019 game season DEEP SPACE.
    • Thanks to all the students, mentors, and sponsors. Special thanks to Brian Culver for long night editing before our 1st regional.

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*** 2018 Season - Power UP

  • 2018 Robot Reveal
    • 971 Spartan Robotics reveal of their robot for the 2018 game season POWER UP.
    • Thanks to all the students, mentors, and sponsors who made this robot possible.

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*** 2017 Season - FIRST STEAMworks

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*** 2016 Season - Stronghold

  • 2016 Robot Reveal
    • 971 Spartan Robotics reveal of their robot for the 2016 game season Stronghold.

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*** 2014 Season - Aerial Assist

  • 2014 Robot Reveal
    • 971 Spartan Robotics reveal of their robot for the 2014 game season Aerial Assist.

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*** We plan to add more links to past videos here. For now, go to the smanrobotics YouTube channel.