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FRC Team 4498, Team X competes in US FIRST Robotics and represents the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento as a varsity team. FIRST is known as the “Varsity Sport of the Mind”. We build 120 pound working robots to compete in a sport-like event. Teams compete in games designed by the Founder of FIRST and a committee of professionals. It combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand”, hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get.

 


 

 

 

 

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   2014 Team X at the Sacramento Regionals                    Captain Jordin recieved the Dean's List Award!

2014-2015 Season is Getting Started!

KICKOFF MEETING
Monday, June 9, 2014 at 6:00-7:00PM
Boys and Girls Club's Teichert Branch
5212 Lemon Hill Avenue, Sacramento 95824

Parents are welcome!
 
PRE-SEASON (Sep-Dec) HOURS:
 Wednesday’s 4:00 – 6:30pm and Friday’s 4:00-8:00pm, Offsite Meetings (TBD)
                                                                   
BUILD SEASON (Jan-Feb) HOURS:
 Mon, Tue, Thurs, 4:00-7:00 pm, Fri 4:00-8:00pm, and Sat 9:00 am-4:00 pm

COMPETITIONS:  
2014 Aerial Assist Offseason
Capital City Classic, Pleasant Grove High School,
September 19th-20th, 8AM-5PM, COMPLETELY FREE!
Madtown Throwdown, Madera High School, Madera, CA
November 8th-9th

2015 Season
2 Regional Events in March 2015
World Championship (pending outcome of regionals) in April 2015
2 Off Season Events begin Sep-Dec 2014.

 
PREREQUISIT: None
 
COST:
 $15 BGC Membership; and Fundraising Commitment (Mandatory)

 


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FIRST is an international organization which uses competitive robotics as a vehicle for promoting science & technology. FIRST allows high school students, ages 14-18 to work side by side with professional mentors to learn skills ranging from engineering to marketing, animation and business.

Click here for more information!

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The best way to summarize FIRST LEGO League is to say that it is a robotics program for 9 to 14year olds, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology -- and teach them valuable employment and life skills. 

Click here for more information!


 

2013-2014 Season Highlights

FLL Team Fusion Starters

Our Fusion Starters did well at the John F. Kennedy Qualifying Tournament, on Sunday November 24th! We are moving on to the Regionals, in January 2014!

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Our power team of nine showed up to run their autonomous/programmed Robot to execute Nature's Fury Missions on the playing field and Present their Project about Earthquakes! Out of 16 teams, Fusion Starters are one of six teams moving on to the Regionals! Their LEGO Robot, Nick Named "Clumsy" played well on the field! Our kids went in to 3 Judging Rooms to be judged on their Robot Design, Core Values, and Project Presentation (Nature's Fury, they chose Earthquake Disaster and presented a solution to Levee Breaks/Flooding). No mentors allowed in the judging rooms...They were asked to name their Core Values and demonstrate to the judges their understanding of them as a team and in their everyday life! Way-to-go Fusion Starters!!!

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Core Values

The FLL Core Values are the cornerstones of the FLL program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FLL from other programs of its kind. By embracing the Core Values, participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.

·         We are a team.
·         We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
·         We know our coaches and mentors don't have all the answers; we learn together.
·         We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
·         What we discover is more important than what we win.
·         We share our experiences with others.
·         We display professionalism and Coopertition in everything we do.
·         We have FUN!

And that's what we did....HAD FUN!!!

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 "Go FLL Fusion Starters!"