In February, we took the robot to a local scrimmage at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, to test out the drive train and the different mechanisms on the robot in actual matches, and take notes on things to improve before the regional competition. You can check out the photos from the scrimmage here.
We placed 25 out of 66 teams at the Los Angeles Regional – match scoring details are available at The Blue Alliance, and you can check out photos and videos of those matches in our website gallery. Of note is Qualification Match 96, where our alliance scored the highest number of points out of every match at the LA Regional.
Want to check out the design details of our finished robot, Del Toro? Check out the Our ‘Bots section of the website for more!
After the 2014 competition build season, we held our first elections, with the club’s first ever leadership positions put into effect. During the off season, we also participated in a series of outreach events, where we visited middle schools with a robot demonstration and talks to promote the FIRST Robotics program.Pre-Season Activities (2014 – 2015)
Outreach activities continued in the 2014 pre season, with a focus on connecting to the community and gaining interest and potential recruitment opportunities with students in our school at activities like Club Rush or Back to School night. We made new records with team attendance, almost doubling the size of our team since past years.
An interesting development also created new opportunities for team members through Boeing. Through our mentors, our team had many special opportunities to inspire interest in STEM among our members to visit and present the robot at Boeing facilities, including Bring Your Child to Work Day at Boeing Huntington Beach, a tour of their El Segundo satellite facility, and a tour of their Long Beach C-17 military plane facility for C-17 Day.