2014 Sillicon Valley Regional

2013-2014 Officers

Name: Jeremy L.
Grade: 12th
Position: President
Name: Novia W.
Grade: 12th
Position: Vice President/PR Manager
Name: Lexi G.
Grade: 11th
Position: Team Manager
Name: Rebecca W.
Grade: 11th
Position: Secretary/Animation Lead/Webmaster


Name: Ruta J.
Grade: 11th
Position: Public Relations Contact
Name: Jayden L.
Grade: 12th
Position: Safety Captain
Name: Hayley H.
Grade: 10th
Position: Treasurer
Name: Connie X.
Grade: 11th
Position: Scribe


Name: Michael S.
Grade: 12th
Position: Programming Lead
Name: Alan L.
Grade: 11th
Position: Programming Alternate
Name: Nishanth S.
Grade: 12th
Position: Design Lead
Name: Matt C.
Grade: 12th
Position: Fabrication Lead


Name: Aaron W.
Grade: 12th
Position: Scouting Master
Name: Anthony L.
Grade: 12th
Position: Electrical/ Demo Lead
Name: Andrew W.
Grade: 12th
Position: Media Lead
Name: Alex M.
Grade: 10th
Position: Quartermaster


2014 San Diego Regional

Entrepreneurship Award: The Entrepreneurship Award celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and recognizes a team which has developed a comprehensive business plan in order to define, manage, and achieve team objectives. This team displays entrepreneurial enthusiasm and the vital business skills to ensure a self-sustaining program.

2014 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.


2014 Robot


Dimensions:27″ W x 28.5″ L x 53.5″ H
Weight:118 lbs
Concept:Early in the season, we identified key features as being able to shoot, pick up, catch, and easily pass balls. We wanted each of these features to function independently in order to still have a competitive robot even if one of these features did not work properly, but still wanted to have a cohesive robot design that didn’t have redundant components. Thus, we chose to integrate all key components into a single assembly that can function even if one component fails. The end result is a simple robot that can reliable execute game tasks. We also wanted the option of having the different methods of scoring available to us in the event that one method works better than the others.
  • Two-speed shift-on-the-fly transmission: 7 and 16 feet per second
  • 6 wheel drive “West Coast Drive” base: Light, robust, and easy to maintain
  • Software-assisted operation: Automated “self-catch” macro, preset wrist angles for fast reliable actuation
  • “Hot goal” detection and scoring in autonomous mode
  • Linear plunger to shoot the ball up to 18 feet from the goal
  • Fast and reliable off-the-ground intake
  • Full-size catcher to receive balls thrown by other robots
  • Easily pass and receive balls to and from other robots

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