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2017 Season!

Say hello to Lightning XV! Over the 2017 build season, Team 980 poured a lot of time and effort into our robot. This year’s design, made for the FIRST STEAMWORKS challenge, has fuel pickup and delivery, gear delivery, and climbing mechanisms! We participated in the Central Valley Regional from March 10-12, where one of our

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Discovery Cube First LEGO League Qualifier

We had a very successful FLL Qualifing Tournament at Discovery Cube LA today! Discovery Cube hosted the event, and Team 980 organized it and provided volunteers! 24 teams participated, with 6 moving on to the championships. They presented their research for the betterment of human-animal interactions, showed their Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition, and, of course,

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Team 980 at the Fall Classic!

Team 980 participated in the Fall Classic September 24th and 25th. We had a great time, and despite some connectivity difficulties early on Saturday, were a force to be reckoned with. We wound up winning the competition both days! This was our first off-season event, and a great way prepare for more, namely the upcoming

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FIRST Robotics Day at Dodger Stadium!

 Sunday, September 4, 2016 was FIRST Robotics Day at Dodger Stadium! Over 20 Southern California FIRST Teams were on-hand today, bringing their friends and family! Student representatives of teams, wearing team shirts and displaying team banners, participated in a pre-game introduction in center field for fans to view on Diamond Vision. This was a great

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Team 980 at Discovery Cube LA!

Team 980 hosted an event at the Los Angeles Discovery Cube on May 14th to demonstrate our robot and spread FIRST to the community! We invited other FIRST teams to help us out, and had a great time! We showed people how awesome STEM and FIRST are, and introduced many to teams they could join. The local

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Team 980 at FIRST Championships!

Team 980 went to FIRST Championships in St. Louis from April 27-30. It was an special experience for all of our team members, especially our departing seniors. On Tuesday, many of our team members flew into St. Louis. For most, it was their first time to Championship, and a very exciting journey. We checked into

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Team 980 at Discovery Cube Los Angeles!

Team 980 hosted an event at the Los Angeles Discovery Cube on May 14th to demonstrate our robot and spread FIRST to the community! We invited other FIRST teams to help us out, and had a great time! We showed people how awesome STEM and FIRST are, and introduced many to teams they could join. The local

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Team 980 at the 2016 Ventura Regional!

Team 980 participated in the Ventura Regional held at Ventura College from March 23-26. We played against many great teams, and demonstrated our robot’s ability to defend against the best and cross defenses. Our Design Mentor, David Toyne, won the Woodie Flowers Award, an incredible honor for the best mentors in FRC. The team as

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Bag Day 2016!

Team 980 had a great build season this year! As usual, we went through our intense six-week process. We analyzed the game in Week 1, did our requirements review in Week 2, and began prototyping and designing in Week 3. Now, at the end of these six weeks, we’ve bagged our robot, Lightning XIV, with time

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