This is Team 696

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Innovating Since 2001

And We're Still Going Strong

Team 696, the Circuit Breakers, is a FIRST Robotics team based at Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta, California. As part of the FIRST organization (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), Team 696 provides students with a wealth of knowledge about engineering, design, programming, and teamwork. By working with our school, our sponsors, and our community, Team 696 aims to create the next generation of leaders in science and technology.

Our Process

Since its founding in 2001, Clark Magnet High School’s FIRST Robotics Team 696 has strived to create the next generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields through local community outreach and participation in the international FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC).

Each year, our team has only six weeks to design, manufacture, and program a fully-functional robot for that year’s FRC game. Our rationale is that through a method of guided discovery, each student can refine his or her skills in a specific sub-group of the team, developing practical applications of STEM concepts outside the ordinary classroom environment.

There Is No "I" In Team

Team 696 also takes pride in giving back to the community. Throughout the year, our students become mentors themselves, coaching several Lego robotics teams throughout our district.

Ultimately, the knowledge and experience gained through the team is more important than any competition. Any student who joins FIRST Robotics Team 696, regardless of his or her skill sets, will leave with an enlightened perspective on teamwork, engineering, and countless other disciplines. Throughout their FIRST Robotics experience, members of Team 696 become scientists, engineers, managers, and friends.