Tag: Kickoff


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, […]

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 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 […]

LogoMotion 2011

January 10, 2011

Yesterday, FIRST released the 2011 game, LogoMotion! Robots manipulate inner tubes shaped as triangles, circles, and squares — the elements of the FIRST logo — to hang them on a grid. It is played on a flat 27′ x 54′ carpeted field by two alliances of three teams each. Each 2 minute and 15 second […]

Breakaway 2010

January 9, 2010

Today, FIRST released the 2010 challenge, Breakaway!  This challenge offers an unusual twist to the traditional game of soccer.  Played on a 27 by 54 ft. rectangular field with bumps, two alliances—each consisting of three robots—attempt to earn points by scoring soccer balls in their alliance goal while being defended by the opposing alliance.  Each […]

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 […]

FIRST Overdrive Kickoff 2008

January 5, 2008

It’s competition kickoff day, and Team 604 has started its 6 week build season. The video and description of this year’s challenge can be found here. The starting whistle has been blown and the team has gotten together to start designing immediately. Good luck to the rest of the teams!