2016 FIRST Robotics Competition KICKOFF

Our robotics competition season starts Saturday with a couple of events.

Sign up here for the events you will attend


Saturday, January 9, 2016 KICKOFF @ ViaSat

Come watch the official release of this year’s game! We’ll watch a video overview of the game and see the field elements. After kickoff, we’ll head over to SDA to start planning our robot design.

Sign up (above) and meet at LCC  this Saturday morning at 6:30 am. Information from the kickoff organizers is attached

Brainstorming Sessions @ SAN DIEGUITO ACADEMY

If you can’t make it to the kickoff event, come to some (or all) of the brainstorming sessions at SDA. Their robotics team has invited us back and is going to mentor our team for a second year. The sessions start after Kickoff at ViaSat on Saturday and we’ll continue on Sunday.

We’ll meet in their media center and discuss this year’s game, including rules, limitations and strategies. This is an important part of our overall robot design planning. It’s fun!

There is lunch served both days at SDA.  Again, please sign up if you will make any or all of the brainstorming sessions.

It’s okay if you can only drop in one or both days. Any time you can put in will help the team!

Saturday January 9 @ SDA

o The SDA kickoff event will begin at 10 am in the media center.
o Students, mentors, teachers, alumni and parents will be meeting 10am-4pm in the media center
o Parent hosted taco bar 12:30 in front of the media center
o Parent meeting 1:30pm in the Mosaic Café
o Students to depart at 4pm

Sunday January 10 @ SDA
o Students, mentors, teachers, alumni and parents will begin meeting at 9am in the media center, may move to the shop to begin prototyping at some point.
o Parent hosted sandwich bar at 12:00 in front of the media center
o Students to depart at 3:30pm


We need help carpooling the team over to the kickoff at ViaSat. We’d also like to help pull our weight with the SDA team team, so if you can help serve lunch or bring food either day, it would be appreciated.

To help with lunch on Saturday between 11 am – 1 pm

 To help with lunch on Sunday between 11 am – 1 pm