Maryland Tech Invitational (MTI) 7/31/21 - 8/1/21
We participated in the Maryland Tech Invitational on July 31/August 1. The event is generally regarded as the offseason FTC World Championship, based on the caliber of the 32 teams that participate internationally. We won the tournament and were part of the Winning Alliance ('California Trio'). Our alliance partners were 18253 Beach Bots and 18219 Primitive Data. We also won the MTI record match (487 points) with 8644 Brainstormers. The event was streamed on the front page of Twitch, with over 12k live viewers and more than 170k total viewers. It was an unreal experience to compete with some of the most unique and high performing teams in the world!
NorCal Regionals 5/1/21 - 5/2/21
We participated in the NorCal Regional Tournament on May 1/2. We were 6th place (2498 ranking points) and won the 2nd place Control Award. We are looking forward to meeting very unique and high performing teams at MTI!
Granite Bay Qualifier 3/21/21
We participated in the Granite Bay Qualifier on March 21, 2021. We had the highest performing robot (1990 ranking points), won the Connect Award (see outreach below), and won Inspire Award (2nd Place)! We are excited to see what other teams have in store at regionals!
Fremont #1 Qualifier 2/27/21
We participated in the Fremont #1 Qualifier on February 27, 2021. We had the highest performing robot (2293 ranking points), officially broke the world record (485 points), won the Control Award, and qualified to the NorCal Regionals! We are looking forward to our next competitions!
New FTC Team Mentoring
We have mentored several other teams, including 16062 Tchêstorm (Brazil), 3954 Pink to the Future (Netherlands), 14481 Don’t Blink (New Jersey), 8365 GearMasters (New York), 5773 Ink and Metal (Fremont), 10419 Syosset ELITE (New York), 10738 SBS Bears (New York), 16668 4-Gear Clovers (Michigan), and 18119 Mostly Operational (Oregon).
Continued Mentoring: FTC Team 13356 RoboForce
This season, we continued to mentor FTC Team 13356 RoboForce. It has been an amazing opportunity to work with such a passionate group of students who love to build robots and impact the community. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments and cannot wait to see what they will do in the future!
NorCal Discord Bot
We created a Discord bot for the NorCal FTC Discord server to help NorCal teams conveniently view NorCal competition and team registration data. The bot retrieves data from NorCal FTC, FIRST API, and FTC Stats API. With over 6.1k uses by more than 800 members, our bot has made a huge impact on the NorCal community.
Ultimate Goal Scorer
To help other teams with their scoring needs, our team decided to take the initiative and create an intuitive and simplistic Ultimate Goal match scorer. You can access the scorer on our site by clicking the "Ultimate Goal Scorer" tab. We were also the first team to make an Ultimate Goal scoring app available for download on Android devices. The app has over 190 downloads in over 20 different countries and the web app has over 700 uses.
Robotics Initiative Courses
During the summer of 2020, our team held two 4-week sessions regarding two important topics in FTC: CAD and programming. Our presentations and all materials we used are under the "Resources" tab. We also have other robotics related courses in that tab.