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Welcome to Team696.org! This is the site for Clark Magnet High School's robotics team. We participate in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition.
Our team is located in La Crescenta, California and has been competing since 2001. While visiting our site, you can learn about our team's history as well as current activities.
The FIRST Robotics Competition is an international competition in which high school students build a robot to compete in a unique game. Students are responsible for designing, constructing, and programming their robot. The program builds important technical and life skills.
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Everybody’s hard work finally paid off! Congratulations to our team for being successful in both regional competitions. We were finalists at the Inland Empire regional competition, but we won the Industrial Design Award. The Industrial Design Award is presented to the team whose robot is able to form and function in an efficient manner and achieve the game’s challenge. The judges who awarded us the Industrial Design Award especially liked our green gearbox that was one of our display parts in our pit. At the Los Angeles regional competition we lost in the semifinals, but won the Innovation in Control Award. The Innovation in Control Award is awarded to the team that has an innovative control system or a strong control system that works well with all of the robot’s parts. Competition is over, but the team is looking forward to next year’s season. Hopefully, it will be as good as this one!
Posted on April 8, 2013 by Ani
Designing is Done!
team is relieved that the design is finally completed and manufacturing
has begun. We will hopefully not have any flaws in our design. All the
parts for the robot will be sent in for powder coating on Monday,
February 11, and the entire thing should be done by Tuesday, February
19, the last day of build season. We are planning on making the most out
of our time by taking advantage of both of our three- day weekends.
Posted on February 9, 2013 by Ani
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Mike Gatto Visits
Today, state assemblyman Mike Gatto visited our school’s robotics/engineering lab. Mike Gatto was recently re-elected as California’s 43rd District’s Assemblyman. To kick-off his new term he graciously spent his afternoon with us doing all sorts of activities. Although it was a short visit, our students benefited greatly from his uplifting words and actions. It was a well needed break for some of our students, in the midst of this rigorous six week build season. We thank Mike Gatto and appreciate his visit to Clark Magnet High School.
We are currently in our fourth week of build season. We only have 18 more days to complete a finished robot that will be able to climb a pyramid and shoot frisbees accurately to specified goals. Although we have not started building the physical robot, we have almost completed the CAD design for the robot. Also do not forget to check our Kickstarter page by just clicking on this link team696.org/donate and contribute to our overall goal of 2,000 dollars.
Written by:Alec, Ani, and Gregg
Posted on February 2, 2013 by Ani