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 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!
We had a wonderful time at the inaugural Canadian Pacific Regional! Thanks to all the staff and volunteers who made it possible and congratulations to all the rookie teams who experienced FRC in action for the first time.
Check out our weekly recap here!
This week, we finished assembling our practice robot and started to assemble our competition robot. The programmers have a new and updated neural network that can detect cubes and tested the superstructure code on our robot successfully. We also worked on the auto sequences. Our business team is putting the finishing touches on our Chairman's binder and design binders.
Watch our week 5 recap video here!
As stop build day draws near, we are finishing our practice robot and assembling our competition robot. Our programming team is working hard clean up our code to ensure that our auto and object detection work! Our business team has also submitted our Chairman's award and Woodie Flowers award!!
Check out our week 4 recap here!
This week we finished CADing the robot and are beginning to fabricate and assemble it. Our programmers have been working hard on auto and vision. Our business team is putting the finishing touches on our Chairman's short and long essay before we submit it!
Click here to view our Week 3 recap!
This week we relocated to Google, following the Government shutdown, and worked on CADs, as well as finalizing our prototypes. Our programming team is testing Vision and drive code and we are continuing to edit our Woodie Flower's and Chairman's essays.
If you've ever wanted to work behind the scenes with a high-energy robotics team, this opportunity is for you! Please come learn more about what it means to be a Space Cookie Mentor at our Open House on Friday, September 29. An RSVP is required for NASA badging.