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Robots take over Oak Ridge

Robotics team compete in the arena at the Oak Ridge-hosted tournament Sunday. Village Life photo by Noel Stack
Robotics team compete in the arena at the Oak Ridge-hosted tournament Sunday. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Fifteen Northern California robotics teams competed at a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Qualifying Tournament at Oak Ridge High School’s gym Sunday. The event was hosted by ORHS, the FIRST FTC Team No. 4238 (RCGFoPL) and Playing @Learning.

Teams were judged on design, creativity, programming and outreach. Tasks included moving blocks into designated baskets, climbing ramps, raising a flag and, if so inclined, doing a robot pull-up. Two of the winning teams advance to the NorCal Championship in February.

Tournament awards 
  • Judges award: 7852 Astrobots, Liberty High School, Madera Ranchos
  • PTC design award: 524 Boss Bots, Campolindo High School, Moraga
  • Motivate award: 6052 Tiger Tron, Inderkum High School, Sacramento
  • Rockwell Collins Innovate award: 548 Geek Squad, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont
  • Connect Award: 4993 Q, Berean Christian High School, Walnut Creek
  • Think Award: 8138 RHS Robotics, Roseville High School, Roseville
  • Control Award:6982 Jaisa Tech, Parent Organization, Fremont
  • Finalist alliance: 548 Geek Sqaud (captain) and 524 Boss Bots, Mission San Jose HS, Fremont & Campolindo HS, Moraga
  • Winning alliance: 4963 NOVA (captain) and 6092 Tiger Tron, Parent organization, Folsom & Inderkum HS, Sacramento
  • Inspire: 4963 NOVA, Parent organization w/students from several Sacramento & Folsom high schools, Folsom

The mission of FIRST Robotics is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership. Teams begin working on their robots in September and the competition concludes at the World Championship in April. FIRST Tech Challenge Teams are made up of high school age students.

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