Mar 302012

Throughout the Los Angeles Regional, both the student drivers and the robot
improved. (Translation: we were still finishing getting the robot to work
and we were not picked to be in the Elimination Tournament.)

But, now with much better chances, the team is traveling north of Fresno for
the first Central Valley Regional in Madera, CA to compete April 5-7, 2012.

Gary Hedge, 818-352-9412
The ThunderBots, Team 980, is featured on the cover of the La Cañada Valley
Sun March 18!

A photo of Team 980 in the pits at the Los Angeles Regional Competition
appeared on the front page of the Sunday March 18, 2012 edition of
the Valley Sun! The caption mentions Karpis, a student team member,
describing our robot!

I’ve attached a scanned copy of the story! Please pass this
on to parents, classmates, teachers, friends, potential
sponsors, and the winner of the Mega Millions lottery!

Go Team 980!!

David Brinza


Mar 152012

It is FIRST Robotics season again.

Team 980 ThunderBots will be in Competition in Long Beach starting tomorrow Friday 16 March 2012 at the Los Angeles Regional.


We were late getting the robot completed, so anything may happen.

We are in Match # 5, 21, 33, 41, 54, and 62 on Friday and #73, 81, 99 on Saturday.

You can follow us on a webcast at:


The Results will posted at

Gary Hedge, 818-352-9412

PS/ Andrew Hedge mentored a team from Dana Point, Orange County called Cose Orange, Team 3476.

They were the highest scoring robot, the first to picked for an alliance in the Elimination Tournament and the San Diego Regional Winners.

They also won the Engineering Excellence Award.