San Diego FTC Wrap-Up – 2021/2022

San Diego FTC Wrap-Up – 2021/2022

To All San Diego FTC teams – congratulations on a successful FREIGHT FRENZY season!

With all of the challenges that everyone has faced over that past 2 years, you should ALL be proud of what you did to even get to the point of competing! Great job!

And this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of your coaches, mentors, all of the region hosts, volunteers, parents, siblings and teammates. One big collective group thank you to all of you!

Congratulations not only to our advancing teams, but our Dean’s List finalists, Award winners and Qualcomm and RISE Scholarship recipients!

Regional Advancements to World Championship

Inspire Award WInner

Team 16684 – Mechanical Advantage

Winning Alliance Captain

Team 11212 – The Clueless

Dean's List Finalists

Rohan Bosworth
Team 16884 – Mechanical Advantage

Maya Krolik
Team 14564 – Fast and Curious

Naythan Chan
Team 15146 – GarageBot

World Championship Award Winners

On Finalist Alliance

Team 11212 – The Clueless

Motivate Award Winner

Team 16884 – Mechanical Advantage

Inspire Award Finalist

Team 11212 – The Clueless

Dean's List Winner

Rohan Bosworth
Team 16884 – Mechanical Advantage

Full Speed Ahead with RAPID REACT

Full Speed Ahead with RAPID REACT

A week ago the details of this season’s game, RAPID REACT, were revealed and our FIRST Robotics Competition teams in California are wasting no time in getting their robot built!

Teams have been challenged to build robots to deliver their payloads and collect cargo balls for delivery, receiving assistance from human players at the terminal.  For more details, take a look at the game animation video.

Upcoming FIRST Robotics Competition Regional events in California:

A quick glance at Instagram will show you teams are busy planning, prototyping and having FUN!  Be sure to tag us at @firstroboticscalifornia and use hashtag #FIRSTinCA so that we don’t miss your posts!

FLL Championship & Explore Festival – California Southern

FLL Championship & Explore Festival – California Southern

The California Southern Region held the FIRST LEGO League Challenge Championship events for 100 teams at Poway High School (hosted by FRC Team Spyder) and West Ranch High School (hosted by Project 691 Robotics) on December 12, 2021.

The events also saw 40 FIRST LEGO League Explore teams for their Festival, where they shared their Show Me Poster and spoke to reviewers.

We would like to thank all of our wonderful coaches and volunteers for helping to make these events possible!

FIRST LEGO League Challenge Championship 

 Poway, CA

1st Place Champions

 mc^2

Advancing to Razorback Open Invitational in Arkansas

2nd Place Champions

Nevergreen

Advancing to Razorback Open Invitational in Arkansas

3rd Place Champions

Garage Engineers

Advancing to Western Edge Invitational (remote event)

Global Innovation Award Regional Nominee

Nevergreen
Tinkerbits
Bubble Guppies

Coach/Mentor Award

Coach David with Techno Tigers 2

1st Place Robot Performance Hybrid

Architech
score of 620

1st Place Robot Performance Remote

Tinkerbits
score of 680

1st Place Innovation Project

Brainy Builders

1st Place Robot Design

Bubble Guppies

1st Place Core Values

Fierce

FIRST LEGO League Challenge Championship 

Santa Clarita, CA

1st Place Champions

SF Hackers

Advancing to World Festival in Houston

2nd Place Champions

Super Smash Bro-Bots

Advancing to Razorback Open Invitational in Arkansas

3rd Place Champions

Girl Scouts OCBC Kargo Koalas

Advancing to Western Edge Invitational (remote event)

Global Innovation Award Regional Nominees

Rusty Sailors

Coach/Mentor Award

Coach Ravi with

CSK ROBOT3RS

1st Place Robot Performance Hybrid

SF Hackers
score of 585

1st Place Robot Performance Remote

Impacteers
score of 465

1st Place Innovation Project

Unicorns of Doom Delivery Service Fueled by Chicken Nuggets and Macaron

1st Place Robot Design

Ze Yetibots

1st Place Core Values

Rusty Sailors

FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival

Poway, CA

FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival

Santa Clarita, CA

 Team LEGO Mission
Advancing to World Festival in Houston

 

Congratulations to all teams that competed this season and we hope to see you at one of our off-season events!

Los Angeles FLL – Event Results

Los Angeles FLL – Event Results

Though the events may be virual this year, the excitement is 100% real!

The below video captures the surprise and joy from team Athena when they learn they are Champions of the Los Angeles FIRST LEGO League Challenge Championship event.

Championship Event – December 12th

Following the Qualifying Tournaments, Los Angeles FLL held their Championship on Saturday, December 12. The awards ceremony was held live on LAFLL YouTube.

Champions

Athena

Robot Performance

SF Hackers – 515
RoboWizards – 470
Production Quality
Rusty Sailors
Athena

Robot Design

UFO (Ultra Fit Ostrich)
SF HAckers
Innovative Project
Ev3lution
MR Squared

Judges Award

Lightning Bots
Those Guys
Global Innovation Nominee
Ev3olution

Core Values

Rusty Sailors
Three Musketeers

Qualifying Tournaments – Nov 21st & 22nd

59 teams competed in Los Angeles FLL Qualifying Tournaments November 21st and 22nd.

Teams submitted and were judged on their videos of their Robot Performance as well as  a 15 minute video of the Innovative Project, Robot Design and their Core Values.

The awards were held live on YouTube with the following teams awarded trophies and 25 teams advanced to the Championships.  

Champions

Robo Wizards Club
UFO (Ultra Fit Ostrich)

Innovative Project

Triangle Triad AUTOMATONS TechnoTitans Mission Mavericks

Robot Design

Robochimps Athena MRsquared EV3LUTION

Judges Award

The Nuggets The Coders of the Round Table Galstonbot Galactic Circuits

Core Values

Robocatz SCDC ROBO Warriors Brick Bots SF Hackers Robot Performance SF Hackers – 495 Robo Wizards Club – 445 Robo Tech Heroes – 440 Lightning Bots – 375 Production Quality Blockheads Robo Tech Heroes Athena Galstonbot
FIRST LEGO League teams build a brighter future at LEGOLAND

FIRST LEGO League teams build a brighter future at LEGOLAND

In March, LEGOLAND California was host to 2 separate FIRST LEGO League events.


Spring Showdown – 3/16-3/17

With the regular FIRST LEGO League season wrapped up, LEGOLAND® California played host to the 11th annual Spring Showdown last month. Spring Showdown is an event specific to LEGOLAND California that began as an effort to keep FIRST LEGO League teams interested in robotics year round.
Using current FIRST LEGO League board and repurposing the mission models to a new theme, Spring Showdown is a way to get FIRST LEGO League teams thinking outside the box while challenging them.
This year’s Spring Showdown theme was Robots of Tomorrow.
The premise: complete the missions of the past to save the future of LEGOs.  Taking from the FIRST Robotics Competition playbook of alliance partners, the “On the Spot” challenge is a part of the competition where teams are assigned to work with two other teams, “alliance partners”, to complete a series of missions they have never seen before. Partners are given 90 minutes to work together before they compete.
Many thanks to Paul Kass, the creator and director for this event and has been a part of FIRST LEGO League for 16 years!


FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. International Open Expo – 3/29-3/31

Thirty FIRST LEGO League Jr teams from across the US and around the world took over LEGOLAND California for the 2nd annual FIRST LEGO League Jr International Expo. Teams came from United States, Japan, Mexico, Korea, Egypt, Brazil, Ghana, Nigeria and Costa Rica.

This event introduces our youngest teams to educational travel, new cultural experiences, and a chance to bond with other children who are also beginning their journey of engagement with FIRST. The Open Expo experience enhances the camaraderie, learning, fun, and cultural sharing of FIRST, and provides teams an opportunity to showcase their work and learn from each other in a fun, unique, exciting and supportive venue.


A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers that help make these exciting and complex events fun and successful!

68 FIRST LEGO League teams from 11 countries land at LEGOLAND California for out-of-this world fun and learning!

68 FIRST LEGO League teams from 11 countries land at LEGOLAND California for out-of-this world fun and learning!

68 teams, from USA, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Korea, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand, Ghana and Zimbabwe landed at LEGOLAND California to compete in the FIRST LEGO League International Open from May 17-19, 2019.
Helping us celebrate this year’s space theme, Into Orbit,  NASA Astronaut Dan Bursch joined us for the fun and was impressed with the teams’ innovative projects, which were similar to things he explored on the International Space Station.

It was an action-packed weekend filled with excitement, discoveries, new friendships, FUN and memories of a lifetime …. plus teams were also able to enjoy the LEGOLAND and Water Park attractions in their “down” time.





Many thanks go to the 76 volunteers from FIRST Robotics teams, engineers, community members and educators plus the So Cal Robotics League, the local non-profit arm, who provided medals, trophies, meals, polo shirts, photography, VIP escorts, and a Board Dinner to thank our VIPs and leadership team. Without you all, none of this would’ve been possible!


We so are proud of all our teams, and grateful to the coaches, volunteers, and sponsors – Qualcomm and Viasat!





 
Photo Credit for all photos: Sandy Huffaker Photography.
Thank you Sandy Huffaker for helping tell the story of the weekend with your amazing photography!
This video created by team Narwhal of Ideas commemorates all of the teams who competed over the weekend.

 

RESULTS

Champion Award: 8 to Automate from Ohio
Champion Award, Runner Up: Tiger Tech Black from Pennsylvania
 
Robot Performance 1st Place: BWW from Japan
Robot Performance 2nd Place:  8 to Automate from Ohio
Robot Performance 3rd Place: BlockStars from Australia
Robot Performance 4th Place: Scientific Sorcerers from Ohio
Robot Performance 5th Place: The Renaissance from India
 
Robot Design – Mechanical Design 1st Place: Puzzle from  Korea
Robot Design – Mechanical Design 2nd Place:  STAR LAB from Korea
 
Robot Design – Programming 1st Place: Gear Gang from Missouri
Robot Design – Programming 2nd Place:  Super Smash Bro Bots from California
 
Robot Design – Strategy & Innovation 1st Place:  C.A.T.S from Washington
Robot Design – Strategy & Innovation 2nd Place: The Narwhal Of Ideas from South Carolina
 
Project – Research 1st Place: HashTag from India
Project – Research 2nd Place: Hawkes Bay All Stars from  New Zealand
 
Project – Presentation 1st Place: Guardians of the Galaxsee from Ontario, Canada
Project – Presentation 2nd Place: RoboWizz from Massachusetts 
 
Project – Innovative Solution 1st Place: Scientific Sorcerers from Ohio
Project – Innovative Solution 2nd Place:  Honubots from Hawaii
 
Core Values – Inspiration 1st Place: E3 Strike from Tennessee
Core Values – Inspiration 2nd Place: Salty Circuits from Illinois
 
Core Values – Teamwork 1st Place: RoboMoose from Texas
Core Values – Teamwork 2nd Place: Mega Bots from New Jersey
 
Core Values – Gracious Professionalism 1st Place: Project Bucephalus from Australia
Core Values – Gracious Professionalism 2nd Place: Rock-iT from India
 
Judge’s Award: Guardians of the LEGO Galaxy from Oregon
Judge’s Award: LEGO Leaders from Nevada
Judge’s Award: FIRST FUJISAN voyager from  Japan

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