Our team has been featured in the following media/news organizations: The Talon and KTVU News
History of the Club
The Robotics club, formed around 16 years ago, is quickly gaining the interest of students and staff. Last year, during the Spring Sports Assembly, the club had the opportunity to showcase its hoop-shooting robot and has been in the spotlight since. The robotics season consists of designing a robot over the course of six weeks to complete a specific challenge.
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Robotics Offered as New Elective Class This Year
An official robotics class will be taught for the first time this year alongside the Robotics Team.
Registration for the class, which will be taught by Physics teacher and Robotics team adviser Karen Davis, was offered approximately two weeks after school ended in June.
Davis introduced the idea of a robotics team to the district after her observation of other local schools like Gunn High School have a class alongside their team.
“Students have been asking for a class, and the district has been discussing adding more engineering and technical electives,” Davis said. “[Principal Wynne] Satterwhite and Brigitte Sarraf in the district office were very important in deciding to give the class the go-ahead and the district is fully behind offering our students this opportunity.”
Robotics Team Participates in FIRST Robotics Competition
“The school’s robotics team participated in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) organization’s Robotics Competition at San Jose State University yesterday, March 31. The team did exceptionally well, placing 5th out of the 50 teams that entered the competition.
“We did very well, especially for our team,” senior Jamshed Vesuna said. “There are 50 teams that go to each Regional, and this year we were leading in first place for almost the entire competition.”
Robotics Club Attends Sacramento Regional, Remains Optimistic
The Robotics Club attended the Sacramento Regional in Davis from Wednesday, March 14 to Saturday, March 17.
Senior Jamshed Vesuna said they were able to build a “robust bridge tipper” even though the competition was tense
Robotics Prepares for Its Upcoming Season
After finding out this year’s challenge on January 7, the Robotics Team has been preparing for its upcoming competitions at UC Davis and San Jose State University.
This year, the challenge has two separate parts. Teams must build a robot that can shoot a basketball through a hoop, which involves making the robot pick up the basketball from the ground and then use enough force to throw the ball accurately.
Robotics Kicks Off New Season
The Robotics team began its season this past weekend by working on its first event of the season: Rebound Rumble.
Robotics Encourage Youth to Pursue Technology
“On Sunday, November 13, members of the robotics team volunteered at the annual First Lego League (FLL) competition, held at Blach Middle School. This is the second year that the team has volunteered at this competition to encourage elementary and middle school students to continue pursuing their interest in robotics into high school.
In the FLL competition, teams of local elementary and middle school students competed to make Lego robots that performed simple tasks. Some of these teams were formed by the schools, while others were individual groups of three or four kids under the leadership of a parent.”
Google Works, Donates to Break Engineering Stereotypes
“Google representatives came in with a message to send to students and left their mark on the minds of audience members. Speakers from Google visited physics, calculus, trigonometry, and AVID classes on Wednesday to promote computer science and to dispel myths revolving around the computer science field. As well, Google donated funding to the robotics team.”
Robotics To Face ‘Logomotion’ In Competition
“The LAHS Robotics Team will participate in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition this month. They will compete at the Sacramento Regional at UC Davis from Wednesday, March 16 to Thursday, March 17 and at the Silicon Valley Regional at San Jose State University from Thursday, March 31 to Saturday, April 2. The team has worked since January to construct a robot. The competition’s challenge is called “Logomotion”; the goal is to create FIRST’s logo using different shapes and sizes of inner tubes and hooking them on hangers at differing heights, followed by deploying a pole-climbing robot.”
Robotics Bags Robot for Regionals
“Robotics Club members “bagged and tagged” their robot for the Sacramento Regional Robotics Competition on Tuesday, February 22. They have been working on their robot for more than six weeks.”
Robotics Team Competes in Cal Games
“This weekend LAHS robotics team competed in the annual Cal Games Robotics competition.
Although a separate organization from the Silicon Valley Regional organization that which puts on the First Robotics Competition, the most important competition of the year, Cal Games is “good practice for the more major competition,” senior Anthony Biondi said.”
Robotics participates in FIRST competition
“The Robotics Team has started planning for a competition set to begin Thursday, March 18.
At the start of the second semester, the team was notified of this year’s theme for the 2010 For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition.
“Every year, we build a robot, and the robot plays a game,” Robotics Team Co-Adviser Karen Davis said. “Last year, what we had to do was pick up these balls that were supposed to be moon rocks, and you dumped them in a trailer and the other team would pull them out.”