2012 SVR


Name: Elizabeth S.
Position: President
Name: Kunal M.
Positions: President/PR Lead
Name: Alec S.
Position: President/Mechanical Co-Lead
Name: Tej M.
Positions: Vice President/Team Manager
Name: Tyler M.
Position: Vice President/Mechanical Co-Lead
Name: Leonardo C.
Position: Electronics Lead
Name: Sebastian M.
Positions: Programming Co-Lead
Name: Aaron W.
Positions: Programming Co-Lead
Name: Jeremy L.
Positions: PR Alternate Officer
Name: Junseok L.
Positions: Webmaster
Name: Timshawn L.
Positions: Webmaster
Name: Hareesh I.
Positions: Safety Captain
Name: Akash S.
Positions: Treasurer
Name: Brandon F.
Positions: Media Lead
Name: Brent K.
Positions: Alternate Media Lead
Name: Arindam S.
Positions: Secretary


2011 CalGames Offseason Competition

Entrepreneurship Award:
Fielding a successful and sustainable robotics team is a multi-faceted endeavor, requiring engineering, management, and business skills. While the team displays its engineering skill on the game field, other skills are essential to getting there. The Entrepreneurship Award recognizes a team that demonstrates a business organization and execution that can help its team succeed on the field. Teams submit a demonstration (e.g., essay, business plan, examples, etc.) to the judge; teams will be interviewed for this award.

Runner-up AMD CAD Award:
Teams will submit examples and descriptions of their use of CAD in robot design or other aspects of the robotics competition prior to the competition. Judges will review these examples, discuss them with the students on a team, and review the implementation of the design. This award recognizes exceptional use and connections from CAD design to implementation, showing where CAD made a difference.

2012 Silicon Valley Regional

Regional Chairman’s Award (Qualifies our team for the Championship Event): FIRST‘s most prestigious award, it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. The award helps keep the central focus of the FIRST Robotics Competition on the goal of inspiring greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology.

Woodie Flowers Finalist Award — Mr. Mori: The Woodie Flowers Finalist Award celebrates effective communication in the art and science of engineering and design. Dr. William Murphy founded this prestigious award in 1996 to recognize mentors who lead, inspire, and empower using excellent communication skills. The Woodie Flowers Finalist Award is presented to an outstanding engineer or teacher participating in the robotics competition who best demonstrates excellence in teaching science, math, and creative design.

Dean’s List Finalist — Kunal M.:This award celebrates outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining, FIRSTideals is exemplary. The Kamen family hopes this honor not only recognizes these student leaders’ tremendous recent accomplishments, but also inspires them to continue their great work for FIRST as alumni. FIRST Dean’s List Finalists will compete at the championship for the FIRSTDean’s List.

2012 Sacramento Regional

Engineering Inspiration Award (Qualifies our team for the Championship Event): Celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community.

2012 Robot


Dimensions:27″W x 36″L x 59″H
Weight:118 lbs
Concept:Our team recognized early on in the season that with the limited number of balls on the field, acquiring balls quickly and making every shot count would be very important. These shots also need to be taken quickly without needing much time to line up, even if the robot is under heavy defense. Furthermore, a low center of gravity was desired for easier bump traversal and bridge balancing. With a full-width pickup, high speed elevator, and a software-automated turret, our robot achieves all these criteria and is able to make close range shots quickly with near 100% accuracy, even under heavy defense.
  • Custom two-speed shift-on-the-fly transmission: 6 and 17 feet per second
  • 8wd “West Coast Drive” base: Light, robust, and easy to maintain
  • Full-width pickup: Easy ball acquisition, doubles as a bridge manipulator
  • Elevator/hopper: ~0.5 second lift to 84″ high, counterbalanced via constant force spring, holds 3 balls, very low center-of-gravity when retracted
  • Turreted shooter: ~0.5 second 360 degree rotation, 2 position hood
  • Software-assisted operation: Automatic pickup and shoot sequences, automated turret aiming, off-board image processing for maximum performance