Today, we finished seven qualification matches ranked 4th. Despite a few hiccups, we are happy to say that our robot now has a consistent Habitat 3 climb and is performing at the level we had hoped to achieve.
Today, we led tours for over 130 local Daisy, Junior, and Cadette Girl Scouts that introduced them to FIRST and robotics. Each girl completed a scavenger hunt in the pits and cheered on teams during matches. They met international teams, learned about interesting mechanisms, and talked with FRC students.
It can be hard to corral 75 teenage girls. Luckily, we have River, our newest Space Cookie, in charge of herding. River, a young collie, enjoys hanging out at our lab and is especially interested in the “cargo” for the Deep Space challenge.
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It’s kickoff! The 2019 challenge, Destination: Deep Space, was just released. We are ready to start prototyping, building, and programming our robot for this new challenge. We will be competing in the LA North Regional in Week 3 and Silicon Valley Regional in Week 5. Happy building!
We had a great time helping out at the NASA Ames Holiday Fair! We got to “visit” the ISS and make fun holiday crafts with younger children. Azure was back in the spotlight for our demo. Happy holidays from the Space Cookies!
We helped over 100 Girl Scout Cadettes earn their Engineering in Action badges at the Craftapalooza! It was exciting to teach the next generation of girls in STEM at this fun event. Today, the Cadettes talked to women working in STEM fields, took apart corded telephones, learned how electricity is conducted through potato lamps, and participated in many other engineering-related activities. We had a great time teaching our fellow Girl Scouts about STEM!
Had a fantastic day at the Gunn HS FLL Tournament! We are especially excited to announce that the Phoenix Firebirds won the Judge’s Award. We are proud to be part of the mentoring team for the Phoenix Firebirds and the robotics community. Congratulations to all the teams who competed at the Gunn HS FLL Tournament!
We had a blast hosting our regional FLL tournament today at Monticello Academy. 16 amazing teams, including the Galactic Potatoes, Unspecified Taco Type, and Cats Love Mars landed in Santa Clara to take on this year’s challenge, Into Orbit. We expected nothing less than awesome robots, creative projects, and consistent gracious professionalism - and we were not disappointed. Congratulations to all the teams who participated and especially the Sugar Donuts for receiving the Judges Award for their sweet, sweet teamwork.
We had a great day at AT&T Park at the annual Bay Area Science Festival. Discovery Days bring the fun and excitement of science to a huge crowd with hundreds of hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented science entertainment. Thanks to everyone who came by to try out our robots and learn more about Space Cookies, FIRST Robotics, and Girl Scouts STEM programs.
We were excited to have Professor Juan Alonso from Stanford University present a webinar for all FLL teams wishing to Ask an Expert for their Into Orbit projects. Professor Alonso is the founder and director of the Aerospace Design Laboratory at Stanford, where he studies new ways to create efficient manned and unmanned aerospace systems. Thank you Professor Alonso for helping the nearly 150 teams who joined the webinar! Watch the webinar here.
We had a wonderful day meeting, greeting, and participating in a demo scrimmage with other teams at the Silicon Valley Fall Festival. Thanks to the Rotary Club of Cupertino for hosting this awesome annual event.
A visit to Houston is not complete without a visit to the Johnson Space Center! Thanks to Team 118 the Robonauts for a great tour of their lab after Champs.
We will be hosting FLL and FTC teams and Girl Scout troops for tours of the 2018 Silicon Valley Regional at San Jose State on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31. Tours are one and a half hours and include Space Cookies as guides to the competition field and the pits. After your tour, your group is welcome to watch more matches or meet teams in the pit area.
If your team/troop is interested, sign up using the link below. Feel free to share our message with other teams or troops that would be interested in a competition tour. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!