Category: Build Season

Presenting Our 2017 Robot: Ratchet

February 24, 2017

Team 604 Quixilver finished the first segment of our build season earlier this week. We would like to thank all of the parents, sponsors, teachers, mentors, and the community which made our build season and robot possible. You can watch our reveal video, and a bonus practice session. Pictures from this season will soon be […]

Visual Programming Workshop

January 11, 2017

Held by Leland Robotics, FRC Team 604 Quixilver, in partnership with Leland Women in STEM club (WiSTEM). By the end of this course, your child will have learned the basics of the visual programming software Scratch and physics, and will apply their knowledge to create games and simulators. This is a great (and fun!) opportunity […]

2017 STEAMWORKS Kickoff!

January 7, 2017

               FIRST STEAMWORKS has begun! For the 2017 challenge, two alliances of three teams will be preparing airships for flight by providing fuel and parts. Through scoring fuel (balls) in a low and high boiler, teams can generate steam. By placing missing gears on their designated airship, teams can […]

2015 Kickoff: Recycle Rush

January 7, 2015

Even before the crack of dawn, before the sun’s gentle rays even touched the sky, Team 604, up and early, was already gathered at the doors of San Jose State University, in preparation for the kickoff to the season. After several tedious weeks of playing around and brainstorming about the stealthily dropped hints from FIRST, […]

Introducing the 2014 Robot!

February 19, 2014

Well, here we are — Bag and Tag day! After 6 weeks of hard work, Quixilver had one final day of preparation starting at 9:30 AM. Drivers and programmers had the entire day to practice shooting, passing, catching, picking up, and self-catching before sealing the robot and preparing it for shipping to our first regional: […]

2014 Kickoff: Aerial Assist

January 6, 2014

Let the games begin! This morning, even before sunrise, Team 604 was up and ready at San Jose State University to kickoff the new season. After several weeks of toying with game hints from FIRST, the broadcast for the 2014 game was finally released, and this year’s game is called Aerial Assist! The game is […]

2013 Week 1 & 2 Update

January 18, 2013

After two weeks of hard work, Quixilver has made great progress on the 2013 FRC challenge. Our robot design is nearly finalized due to various brainstorms and discussions among team members and mentors. With many opinions and suggestions from our mentors and alumni, the team was able to build multiple prototypes for our robot using […]

2013 Kickoff: Ultimate Ascent!

January 5, 2013

At the crack of dawn this morning, approximately 40 members from FIRST Team 604, as well as numerous alumni and mentors, arrived at San Jose State University for the 2013 FRC Silicon Valley Regional Kickoff. At 7:30 AM, the live stream from FIRST HQ began. After months of anticipation following the aftermath of last season’s […]

2012 Build Season Recap

February 22, 2012

The last two weeks have been extremely hectic, so here’s what we have been up to: On February 11, we held a demo at the Microsoft Store at Valley Faire Mall on Stevens Creek Boulevard, San Jose. We brought robots from 2006, 2009, and 2010. The 2009 Lunacy robot was connected to a Microsoft Kinect, […]

2012 Week 3 & 4 Update and a Teaser!

February 6, 2012

Week 3 was a week of steady gains, as fabrication continues for the robot. Bumpers have been fashioned and are ready for use. Our drivers have been practicing on robots from former years, especially our 2010 robot. We bought new batteries and chargers. The chargers have arrived and are currently having powerpoles put on them. […]