Category: Build Blog


Annual Starbucks Demo 2009

September 19, 2009

This morning, we had our annual community demo at a local Starbucks in order to spread FIRST within our community and to raise awareness about the program before the upcoming 2010 season.  Bringing four of our five robots, we advertised FIRST, FRC, FTC, FLL, and our own team at the event while encouraging members of […]

Take Flight for Kids 2009

August 8, 2009

Today, our team attended the Take Flight for Kids event to promote FIRST and robotics within the community.  Held at the Ried Hillview Airport in San Jose, the event introduced the over 5,000 attendees to FIRST.  Working with The Apes of Wrath (Team 668), The Insomniacs (Team 2489), and The Prototypes (Team 2854), we showed […]

Sacramento Regional 2009

March 28, 2009

The Sacramento Regional was held at UC Davis on March 27-28, 2009. After setting two of the highest scores of the competition in the first two matches — 88 and 98 — teams started playing heavy defense on us; we were pinned by two robots for an entire match.  Despite this, we still won six […]

Silicon Valley Regional 2009

March 14, 2009

The Silicon Valley Regional, our home regional, was held at the San Jose State University Event Center on March 13-14, 2009. After winning six matches and losing two in the qualification matches, our team seeded fourth overall and picked Team 846, the Funky Monkeys from Lynbrook High School, and Team 8, The Vikings from Palo […]

Ship Date 2009

February 17, 2009

After six weeks of hard work, our robot is now complete and shipped off to our first competition.  We can finally catch up on all the sleep we lost during build season.  See you all in a few weeks at the Silicon Valley Regional!

Lunacy Kickoff 2009

January 3, 2009

At 6am today, our team went to San Jose State University for the local 2009 FRC Kickoff Event. There were representatives from over 30 different Bay Area teams at the event, all eagerly waiting for the new challenge to be released and the new build season to start. The 2009 challenge, “Lunacy,” is played on […]

CalGames 2008

October 25, 2008

Team 604 attended the 2008 CalGames Competition. After five seeding matches, our team had 5 wins and 0 losses, and was ranked second out of thirty teams. As alliance captain, we chose Teams 100 (The WildHats) and 971 (Spartan Robotics), and continued all the way to the finals without losing a single match. In the […]

Maker Faire 2008

May 4, 2008

The San Mateo based Maker Faire was a great success for Team Quixilver and the FIRST community. Team 604 spread the word of FIRST to over 65,000 people, including hundreds of inventors, independent companies, and children ecstatic to delve into LEGO robotics. While having such a strong appeal to younger children, numerous bay area high […]

FIRST Championship Event 2008

April 19, 2008

Team 604 competed at the FIRST Championship Event in Atlanta, Georgia. With 6 wins and 1 loss, we seeded 8th out of 86 teams in our division and advanced to quarterfinals before being eliminated by the second place alliance.

Silicon Valley Regional 2008

March 15, 2008

The Silicon Valley Regional, located in the San Jose State University Event Center, was Quixilver’s only regional event in 2008. Even with the best competition of the Silicon Valley, this year’s robot exceeded everyone’s expectations with robustness and “quick” maneuvering. After building an extremely functional robot, providing extensive assistance to teams in need, and demonstrating […]