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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 Photo Ventura 2016

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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Toy Drive!

Team 980 started a new tradition this year of collecting toys for the local Sparks of Love toy drive! We set up a booth outside of the Burbank Toys “R” Us and got quite a few donations. We also took our 2014 robot to show to the community.

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Team 980 Open House!

Team 980 had an Open House August 14-15 at our build site, 1209 Grand Central Ave in Glendale. We invited businesses, local leaders, educators, and many others. We be showed off our professionally-produced Chairman’s video, demonstrated our robot, and showed the impact our team has on the community. We had a great turnout, and we now have […]

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Scout Expo 2015!

Team 980 and Troop 351 partnered last Sat May 30 for the annual Scout Expo at the Rose Bowl to earn the Presidential Award. Our Webelos Engineering activity pin booth and robot demo was a big hit! Thanks to our students and mentors who made this collaboration with the Boy Scouts a great success!

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Ventura Regional

We participated in the first-ever Ventura Regional March 27th through 29th! We placed 32nd out of 41 teams with a match average of 57.25 points. We’re now in the off-season, and we’re preparing for awesome events such as Burbank on Parade and Scout Expo!

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LA Regional 2015

After an exciting Los Angeles regional, 980 came short of a trip to St. Louis. We finished in the top third (20/66 teams)! Unfortunately, we did not make elimination rounds, but not to worry, the Ventura Regional is just around the corner! Though there was some disappointment, Kaity Waldman, our team captain, was awarded Dean’s List […]

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