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team spotlight - Playing At Learning Home
WELCOME
2012-2013 Northern California
FIRST LEGO League Championship
Engineering Meets Aging
FLL Teams will improve the quality of life for seniors by helping them continue
to be independent, engaged, and connected in their communities.
NorCal East Bay District Championship
Newark Memorial HS Event Center
January 13, 2013
Presented by
Playing At Learning
Welcome to the Northern California
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Championship
FLL is an exciting and fun global robotics program that
ignites an enthusiasm for science, technology and
discovery in young people ages 9 to 14. Each year FLL
teams embark on an adventurous challenge based on
current, real-world issues.
In 1998, FIRST Founder Dean Kamen and the LEGO Group’s Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen joined forces to
create FIRST LEGO League (FLL), a powerful program that engages children in playful and meaningful learning while helping them discover the fun in science and technology through the FIRST
experience. Dean and Kjeld have a shared belief that FLL inspires teams to research, build, and
experiment, and by doing so, they live the entire process of creating ideas, solving problems, and
overcoming obstacles, while gaining confidence in their abilities to positively use technology.
We want to welcome you to the FIRST LEGO League Northern California Championship
Tournament. Forty-Eight teams qualified to attend this event from six district qualifier
tournaments.
Each of the participating teams have put in many hours refining their project solution and
presentation, as well as designing, building, programming, testing, and refining their
robot to accomplish as many of the game missions as possible. Some of their efforts will
work well and some may still need more effort — the learning opportunities will continue
after today including ways to embody the FLL Core Values.
Teams have accomplished a lot simply by being here. Every team’s success will come from
focusing on the journey to obtain knowledge, develop skills, build teamwork, and share
with their community.
We extend a special thank you to all of our visitors for taking the time to be a part of this
amazing event. Your support means a great deal to these teams. Make noise and let your
teams know you are here. We look forward to seeing you in years to come.
Enjoy your day!
Congratulations to every team. Your time to pump it up has arrived, so…
3-2-1…LEGO
2012 FLL Challenge Theme
FIRST® LEGO® League teams improve the quality
of life for seniors by helping them continue to be
independent, engaged, and connected in their
communities
In the 2012 SENIOR SOLUTIONS Challenge, FLL
teams will explore the topic of aging and how it
may affect a person’s ability to maintain his or her
lifestyle.
The 3 parts to the yearly challenge theme:
For the Robot Game,
teams build and program an
autonomous robot using LEGO
Mindstorms technology to score
points in 2:30 minute matches
on a themed playing field.
FLL Core Values
are the fundamental elements
that distinguish FLL.
Participants learn that friendly
competition and mutual gain are
not separate goals, and that
helping one another is the
foundation of teamwork.
For the Project,
teams explore a problem that
today’s scientists and engineers
are trying to solve, they must
develop an innovative solution to
that problem, and share their
findings. Projects will:
Create
Identify a problem
an innovative solution
Share it with others
Tournament Experience
Culmination of 8 or more weeks of teamwork and mentoring
Teams compete with their peers in exciting, high energy, sports-like events
 Team present their challenge solutions to a panel of judges
 What FLL kids accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting. And the skills
they learn will last a lifetime.
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
Team Schedules - Morning
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Electrosapiens
The Help
Cobrotix
Zorangestobs
Mighty Robots
Monkey Mindz
Sansei Warriors
SurfBots
Robo Avatars
GrandStormers
Blockheads
RoarBots
Robo Hobo
Wolfbots
Raining Sunshine
Dragon Masters
The Stinging Machines
5 Elements + Jello
Hawk-Bots
Awesome Lego Architects
CTD: The Lords of the Brick
Mind Benders
NXT Terminators
Tiny Leprechauns
Moraga Robotics Club
Lego Warriors
All Stars
Cool CATS
Super Senior Savers
Re-Play
StarRobo
Intergalactic Seniors
Diamondz
Teal Sock Monkeys
Youngsters of Yore
LeGophers
Insert Name Here
NASA Techno 9'ers
Robo Rebels
Senior Samurai
Robo Masters
Challenger Tiger Widgets
Simply Supreme
The Insane Brains
Royal Bots
Juniors 4 Seniors
Platinum Galaxy
Super Senior Segways
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11:30 AM
Project Judging
Core Values Judging
Robot Design Judging
Team Medallion & Team Photo
11:15 AM
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Team Name
9:15 AM
Pit # Team #
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Robot Game: Red Table
Robot Game: White Table
Robot Game: Blue Table
Teams vote for Kids Choice Awards
9:00 AM
R1, R2
W1, W2
B1, B2
KCA Vote
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Team Schedules - Afternoon
Judging sessions are open to the team members only
— not to the public.
Schedule
8:15am Opening Ceremony
9:00am Morning Competition
1:00pm Afternoon Competition
5:00pm Closing Ceremony
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
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4:30 PM
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Robot
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Judging
Rooms
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1:00 PM
Pit # Team #
We encourage you to talk with the teams about their FLL
project, robot and experiences in their Pit Area.
B2
W2
B1
W1
R2
R1
Rookie
Team
Team #451 Pit #39
Robo Rebels
Fremont
Team Robo Rebels consists of
5 seventh grade students from
Challenger and Stratford
schools. The team also has a
youth mentor. Their emphasis
on the robot design got them
the 'robot design' award at the
qualifier. While the team
worked hard to solve the FLL
challenge, they also had a lot
of fun. The team is looking
forward to the next season
TEAM SPOTLIGHT
Team #531 Pit #3
Cobrotix
Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. Middle School,
Hayward
We're a mix of veterans and
rookies at MLK Middle School.
We have our robot, M.L. King
(Mechanical Lego King). We
share lots of laughs but still
get the job done the Cobrotix
way. Win or lose, the
experience is and will be
unforgettable.
Team #765 Pit #40
Senior Samurai
Fremont
Team #1382 Pit #22
Mind Benders
San Ramon
Senior Samurai is a team of 6
high energy 7th graders and
LEGO fans. The team works
very well, leveraging strengths
of each member. Team has a
cheer that uplifts their spirits.
Team developed a fun skit to
present their project work on
Senior Scam Prevention. The
team shared their research &
innovative solution in local
community and on the web.
We are the Mind Benders! We
have 4 boys in our team. Our
Robot name is Savior because
he always saves us from doing
extra runs. we all like to build
Lego creations and program
robots. we are also known for
our sense of humor.
Team #1726 Pit #19
Hawk-Bots
Fremont
Team #1843 Pit #29
Super Senior Savers
Holy Family School,
San Jose
Hawk-Bots!!! We are a very
unique collection of talents and
knowledge, ready to accept
challenges and changes anytime. SMART is the solution we
defined to help our senior
citizens to protect them from
accidental medical poisoning
and also to monitor and
respond proactively.
The Super Senior Savers team
is made up of fourth graders
from Holy Family School in San
Jose. This first-year FLL team
is very excited about mixing
LEGOs and robotics and having
fun at the same time. The
team comprises Bryce, Garrett,
Ian, Josh, and Matthew.
Go Super Senior Savers !!!
Pits 1-24
South
Upper
Level
Pits 25-48
North
Upper
Level
TEAM SPOTLIGHT
Team #2308 Pit #15
Raining Sunshine
Fremont
Team #2390 Pit #12
RoarBots
Julia Morgan School
for Girls, Oakland
We're five friends in 7th grade
at The Harker School. This is
our second year doing FLL.
Rookie
Team
No Team Picture Submitted
No team info provided
No Robot Picture Submitted
Team #2680 Pit #42
Challenger Tiger
Widgets
Fremont
No Team Picture Submitted
Team #2706 Pit #16
Dragon Masters
Livermore Valley
Charter School,
Livermore
No team info provided
The Dragon Masters is based
in Livermore at LVCS. We are
all grades 6-8 . We have 2
returning members and the
rest are rookies.
No Robot Picture Submitted
Team #3483 Pit #37
Insert Name Here
Santa Clara
We have become good friends
by being on the LEGO team
together. We've learned how
to help each other with our
designs and programs. The
competition is really tough but
we think we have a great
design.
Team #4327 Pit #14
Wolfbots
Warm Springs
Elementary, Fremont
Team Wolfbots is a rookie
team of 5 fun loving 5th graders from Warm Springs Ele.
We all think different and alike
some ways but do respect,
and appreciate each other.
FLL has been an amazing
learning experience which we
hope to continue in the coming
years.
Rookie
Team
TEAM SPOTLIGHT
Team #4344 Pit #1
Electrosapiens
Pleasanton
Pits 1-24
South
Upper
Level
Team #5212 Pit #17
The Stinging
Machines
Old Orchard School,
Campbell
The Electrosapiens all attend
Vintage Hills Elementary school
in Pleasanton CA. They share a
love of LEGOs and
competition. The FLL challenge
has been a lot of fun and
learning.
The STINGING MACHINES is
made up of 4 students from
Old Orchard School in Campbell. The current team has
been together for the past 3
years. We are thrilled to have
made it to the Championship
Tournament for our 3rd consecutive year. We are Blair,
Draigh, Tommy, & Murad!
Team #5593 Pit #27
All Stars
Fremont
Team #6008 Pit #6
Monkey Mindz
Campbell
No Team Picture Submitted
The Stars are Amit, Kartikeya,
Keya, Shivali, Sreya and
Swetha. The Robot name is
Gear Tron2 that has an elegant
gear train design with easily
changeable attachments and a
sturdy chassis. The All Stars
team has created a friendly
touch screen puzzle game
called Memory Maker for
seniors with memory
challenges.
No team info provided
Team #6034 Pit #45
Royal Bots
Newark
Team #6286 Pit #32
Intergalactic Seniors
Pleasanton
No team info provided
No Robot Picture Submitted
No Team Picture Submitted
No Robot Picture Submitted
We are a team of 5. Our
names are Shanwen, Archit,
Max, Jordan and Alex. We all
love LEGO, robots, and programming. We found FIRST
LEGO League. Archit and Alex
are the programmers and Max
and Shanwen are builders.
Jordan does a bit of both. We
all live in San Ramon. We all
worked together to reach the
same goal; HAVE FUN!
Pits 25-48
North
Upper
Level
Team #6390 Pit #21
CTD: The Lords of the
Brick
East Valley Family
YMCA, San Jose
"One Brick to Rule them All."
This is the next generation of
Crash Test Dummies with a
new theme. Anika, Rishab,
Yush, Valmic, and Pranav
have enjoyed working on the
robot and have enthusiastically worked on their project
to help seniors battle loneliness. They want to wish all
the teams good luck.
Team #7359 Pit #48
Super Senior
Segways
Walnut Creek
Our team is comprised of 8
middle and elementary school
kids. Our project, WiiCovery,
is a game used on the Wii
with a physical therapist helping seniors to recover from an
injury through exercises. We
collected research from a
physical therapist at John Muir
hospital, and we presented
our skit at Montego Heights
senior living.
TEAM SPOTLIGHT
Rookie
Team
Team #6965 Pit #46
Juniors 4 Seniors
Fremont
Our team members’ names are
Roshni, Vara, Ananya, Keerthi,
and Lakshmi. We are a team
because we care for each
other, we work together, we
are good friends, we go to the
same school, we have known
each other for many years,
and we put each of our ideas
together to make decisions.
Our team’s invention name is
“The Easy Chair.”
Team #7461 Pit #23
NXT Terminators
San Ramon
Our team is comprised of 5 of
us enthusiastic kids and two
equally dedicated coaches.
Three of us are in sixth grade
and the other two are in fifth
grade. We chose the name
NXT Terminators to indicate
that we are in a mission to
terminate issues related to
medicines that seniors take.
Team #7514 Pit #9
Robo Avatars
Fremont
Team #8681 Pit #13
Robo Hobo
Saratoga
Team RoboAvatars is made up
of mostly 8 graders and one
9th grader from Fremont,
California. This is our 3rd year
of participation in FLL. The
team motto is "All for one and
one for all". We believe in
competing hard, learning new
ways of manipulating the robot and best of all in having
FUN!!!
No team info provided
No Team Picture Submitted
No Robot Picture Submitted
Rookie
Team
TEAM SPOTLIGHT
Team #8785 Pit #35
Youngsters of Yore
Hopkins Jr High
School, Fremont
Team #8868 Pit #47
Platinum Galaxy
Milpitas
Platinum Galaxy is a five member all girls team. We have
competed for the past three
years and this will be our last
year. We are all eighth graders
and will be moving to high
school next year. This experience has been very rewarding
for all of us. It has been challenging at times but we've had
a blast competing as a team.
We are an all-boy team passionate about making our missions run successfully. Our
project - Oral Disease is No
Smiling Matter - focuses on
Oral Health and Denture Use
because of its effect on their
nutrition affecting senior overall health. We love singing, are
energetic and goofy but are
also the most determined and
spirited team out there!
Team #8986 Pit #34
Teal Sock Monkeys
Almaden Country
School, San Jose
Team #9614 Pit #24
Tiny Leprechauns
San Francisco
Don't be fooled by the size of
the Tiny Leprechauns! They
are smart kids with real passion for robot building and true
compassion for people who
need help. They worked hard
and play hard preparing for
this mission. They are
MIGHTY!
The Teal Sock Monkeys are a
mostly novice team of 4th and
5th grade girls from Almaden
Country School in San Jose.
They have tackled the problem
of short term memory loss as a
result of aging by proposing
the integration of smart home
computers, "SIRI" like voice
recognition and RFID
technology.
Team #10224 Pit #44
The Insane Brains
Girl Scouts of Northern California,
Danville
Pits 1-24
South
Upper
Level
No Robot Picture Submitted
No Team Picture Submitted
No team info provided
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Team #10257 Pit #4
Zorangestobs
Girl Scouts of Northern California, Dublin
Zorangestobs started out as a
Girl Scout team for FLL's 2011
challenge, Food Factor. This is
our 2nd year as a team and
we love that we keep our
friendship strong through robotics. Wishing best of luck to
all the teams at today's tournament - regardless of today's
scores, everyone here is already awesome just by taking
part in FLL!
Pits 25-48
North
Upper
Level
Team#10460 Pit#25
Moraga Robotics Club
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School,
Moraga
The team consists of Derek,
Stone, Josh and Nick, 2 returning members and 2 rookies. We are sponsored by our
school’s PTA. The team’s project is a wheel chair that can
go up and down stairs. One of
the boys has a grandfather
who can only get around in a
wheel chair, and so this project has a special meaning for
our team.
TEAM SPOTLIGHT
Team #10704 Pit #11
Blockheads
El Sobrante
No Team Picture Submitted
No Robot Picture Submitted
Team#11444 Pit#36
LeGophers
Fremont
Murphy Blockheads are the
descendants of an ancient race
of builders that are given
credit for building the seven
ancient wonders of the world
PLUS "The Great Wall of
China" and most of the great
cathedrals and fortresses of
medieval Europe! After migrating to the US, they are credited for the completion of the
infrastructure of post World
War II USA.
Team#11964 Pit#28
Cool CATS
San Jose
No Team Picture Submitted
No Team Picture Submitted
No team info provided
No team info provided
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No Robot Picture Submitted
Team #12085 Pit#20
Awesome Lego
Architects
San Ramon
Rookie
Team
No Team Picture Submitted
No team info provided
No Robot Picture Submitted
Team #12213 Pit #43
Simply Supreme
Fallon Middle School,
Dublin
8th grade team with 6 boys
who enjoy working with each
other and are best friends at
Fallon Middle School. Cooperative and hard-working whilst
having fun. The team holds
meetings at a member's house
up to 3 times a week, and
work hard using their time
wisely.
Rookie
Team
Team #12584 Pit #18
5 Elements + Jello
Girl Scouts of Northern California,
Fremont
The team is sponsored by Girl
Scouts. The team worked to
solve one of the major problems that all seniors face on a
daily basis and decided to work
on a seat riser that can be
attached to any wheelchair.
Hence the “Wheelchair
Launcher” was born. They
designed a simple and maneuverable robot to accomplish as
many missions as possible.
Team #12704 Pit #38
NASA Techno 9'ers
Union City
We are a rookie team and all
of us are 9 year old and are
studying in third grade.
Our team name NASA Techno
9'ers stands for
Nitya (Artsy)
Aaryan (Fun loving)
Sachait (Funny)
Arvind (Excited)
Techno (as we are learning
about new technology)
9' ers ( as we are all 9 year
olds)
Team #14063 Pit #10
GrandStormers
Fallon Middle School,
Dublin
Our team name is GrandStormers, and we have four
members in our team. The
team members’ names are
Trinity, Julia, Ashley, and Michelle. Our robot’s name is
Lightningvolt, and is designed
to complete all missions in as
few arms as possible. Over
time, we’ve learned to cooperate and solve problems using
teamwork.
TEAM SPOTLIGHT
Pits 1-24
South
Upper
Level
Team #12650 Pit #41
Robo Masters
Fallon Middle School,
Dublin
Team of seventh graders from
Fallon Middle School, Dublin.
Started as a group of kids who
barely knew each other. Have
become robotics fans and love
to hang out together and have
FUN!
Team #13933 Pit #5
Mighty Robots
Fallon Middle &
Dougherty Elementary, Dublin
We are a team of seven sponsored by Fallon Middle and
Dougherty Elementary
Schools. Our project "iCane" is
a cool and useful tool for seniors. Our Robot "iBot" won the
best of robot design at the
qualifier. We love video games
& snacks but our coaches
make us do work. We do team
outings to visit seniors.
Team#14523 Pit#33
Diamondz
Danville
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Pits 25-48
North
Upper
Level
TEAM SPOTLIGHT
Team #14576 Pit #2
The Help
Fremont
Team #14964 Pit #7
Sansei Warriors
Fremont
"The Help" FLL team was
formed by 1 girl Apoorva and
3 boys Karan, Nilesh, and
Vikrant, and most of them are
FLL rookies. Starting off as
acquaintances at Hopkins
Junior High, they proactively
formed a cohesive FLL team.
“The Help” team has collectively decided to continue the
senior research project solution for "loneliness" through
high school!
We are all rookies. Team includes Ayush(loves technology), Felix(techie), Arnav
(explorer), Era(Innovative),
and Daniel(likes to play baseball). Our robot name is Conquertron. We had fun meeting
seniors,learning about their
lives and problems and came
up with project Emergency
Wrist Band with the help of
Grandpa Joe.
Team#15078 Pit#30
Re-Play
Castillero Middle
School, San Jose
Team #15079 Pit #8
SurfBots
Castillero Middle
School, San Jose
Team Re-Play consists of four
7th graders from Castillero
Middle School. The team has
enjoyed partnering with their
project senior to invent
LifeWear quality of life clothing. LifeWear integrates several leading edge technologies
to provide better motion along
with increased health & technology awareness.
We spend almost as much
time goofing around in our
meetings as we do on serious
work. We think it helps us stay
creative.
Team#15520 Pit#26
Lego Warriors
Forest Park Elementary & Centerville Jr.
High, Fremont
Team#15845 Pit#31
StarRobo
Fremont
We are a team of 3 rookies
and 1 veteran, mostly 6th
graders from Fremont. None
of the rookies were interested
in robotics but the chance to
play with LEGO blocks and
playing together was enticing
enough for us to form the
team.
Rookie
Team
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About FIRST
What is FIRST®? FIRST learning never stops building upon itself, starting at age 6 and continuing through middle
and high-school levels up to age 18. Young people can participate at any level. Participants master skills and concepts
to aid in learning science and technology through innovative projects and robotics competitions, while gaining valuable
employment and life skills. Learn more at www.usfirst.org
“…to create a world where science and technology are celebrated…
where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes.”
- FIRST Founder, Dean Kamen
Upcoming Events not to be missed!
NorCal Regional Championship
February 24, 2013
norcalftc.org
Sacramento Regional
UC Davis ARC
March 21-23, 2013
firstsac.org
Silicon Valley Regional
SJSU Event Center
April 4-6, 2013
firstsv.org
Awards
The Championship Tournament Medallion
The medallion is given to each team member
and coach, recognizing and celebrating the
achievements of all those getting here today!
1st and 2nd Place Awards in
the following categories:
Champion’s Award
The Champion’s Award is the most prestigious award that any FLL team can win. It celebrates the
ultimate success of the FIRST mission and FLL values. It measures how the team members inspire
and motivate others about the excitement of science and technology, solve problems, and
demonstrate respect and gracious professionalism. Team must perform well in all aspects of the
challenge: Robot Performance, Core Values, Project and Robot Design.
Robot: Mechanical Design
This award recognizes a team
whose robot design is sound, durable, efficient and highly capable
of performing the challenges.
Core Values: Teamwork
This award recognizes a team that
is able to accomplish more
together than they could as
individuals.
Robot: Programming
This award recognizes a team that
utilizes outstanding programming
principles, including clear, concise
and reusable code.
Core Values: Inspiration
This award celebrates a team that
is empowered by their experience
to show extraordinary enthusiasm
and spirit.
Robot: Strategy & Innovation
This award recognizes a team that
uses a well-developed strategy to
design and build an innovative,
high performing robot.
Core Values : Gracious
Professionalism
This award recognizes a team
whose members show each other
and other teams respect at all
times.
Robot Performance
This award is given to the team
that scores the highest robot game
score in the best of four rounds.
Project: Research
This award recognizes a team that
utilizes diverse resources to
formulate an in-depth and
comprehensive understanding of
the project.
Project: Innovative Solution
This award recognizes a team’s
solution that is exceptionally well
considered and creative, with good
potential to solve the problem that
they researched.
Project: Presentation
This award recognizes a team that
most effectively communicates the
problem they have identified and
their proposed solution.
Kids’ Choice Awards
Team members pick their favorites
. Favorite robot or attachment
. Coolest project
. Favorite team song / cheer
. Favorite pit design
. Favorite team costume
. Best team “giveaway”
2013 FLL Challenge Theme
“Prepare. Respond. Recover. ”
Can FIRST® LEGO® League teams help us master natural
disasters? In the 2013 NATURE’S FURY℠ Challenge, over
200,000 children ages 9 to 16* from over 70 countries will
explore the awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more
that we call natural disasters. Teams will discover what can
be done when intense natural events meet the places people
live, work, and play. Brace yourself for NATURE’S FURY!
2013 Season Timeline
May 1
Team Registration Opens
Late August
Challenge Details Released
Late September
Team Registration Closes
Early October
Tournament Registration
November-March Tournament Season
How to Start an FLL Team
Start by thinking about it now!
FLL is for youth ages 9 to 14. Team size is
typically 4 to 6 (up to 10 are allowed) and
teams form in all sorts of ways - school clubs,
scouts, or even just groups of friends.
Registration opens in early May at
gofll.usfirst.org.
There are lots of resources online and Northern
California FLL specific resources are at
NorCalFLL.org.
FLL Core Values
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 of 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 Gracious Professionalism in everything we do.
 We have fun!

Volunteers & Supporters
Thank you to all of the NorCal FLL Tournament
Directors, Organizers, Volunteers, Sponsors & Hosts
CAPITAL District Qualifiers
INTEL Folsom, hosted by FTC #3509
Sheldon HS, Elk Grove, hosted by FTC #4963
Golden West MS, Fairfield, hosted by FRC #701
SCUSD - Kennedy HS, Sacramento, hosted by FRC #3250
St. Francis HS, Sacramento, hosted by FRC #692
Savage MS, Modesto
PENINSULA District Qualifiers
EAST BAY District Qualifiers
SILICON VALLEY District Qualifiers
Glenmoor Elementary, Fremont, hosted by Glenmoor PTA
Irvington HS, Fremont, hosted by IHS Robotics
Our Savior Lutheran School, Livermore
iGate Innovation Hub, Livermore
Transfiguration Church, Castro Valley
The Play Space, hosted by Playing At Learning, SJ
Google HQ, Mt View
Girl Scouts & NASA/Ames, Mt View, hosted by FRC #1868
Boys & Girls Club of Peninsula, Menlo Park
Stanford University, Palo Alto
Blach MS, Los Altos
Notre Dame de Victories School, San Francisco
INTEL Santa Clara
St. Lawrence School, Santa Clara
VCS @ The Play Space, hosted by FTC #2891, FRC #3256
SCU, School of Engineering @ The Play Space, SJ
Carolyn Clark Elementary, SJ
Leland HS, SJ, hosted by FRC #604
Judges
Referees
Tiffany Strickland, Judge Advisor
Ryan Lee, Head
Albert Bodenhamer
Joanne Bodenhamer
Auderia Chatman
Julius Chisolm
David Craven
Brian DeWilde
Alex Dulcan
Michelle Grau
Anika Greene
Jeff Greene
Alan LeVezu
Tim McCay
Grace Shu
Brittany Siemers
Jenny Yang
Gary Yeap
Earl Nichols
Karen Mahoney
Deepak Sabharwal
Richie Zeng
Additional Volunteers
Bill Brees, Heidi Buck, Pat Liu,
Janet McKinley, Charlie Su,
and many others
Thank you FTC & FRC Teams!
FTC #548 - Geek Squad,
FTC #4422 - Red HoloRAMS,
FTC #5773 - Ink and Metal,
FTC #6752 - AHS #2,
FRC #692 - The Fembots,
FRC #2489 - The Insomniacs
About Playing At Learning
Playing At Learning, playingatlearning.org, a SF Bay Area 501(c)(3) not-for-profit founded in 2004, is
dedicated to offering fun, hands-on activities. We focus on affordable and sustainable activities related to
science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. We are committed to increasing the number of
under-served and under-represented students pursuing STEM degrees.
Playing At Learning has partnered with FIRST to organize the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), FIRST LEGO
League (FLL) and Junior FIRST LEGO League (JrFLL) programs - throughout Northern California.
Playing At Learning programs make a real difference for our youth and a positive impact in our community.
We need your help to bring these programs to more young people.
Thank you to all who help make this program possible for our youth. We all share a
strong commitment for encouraging our young people to explore the fields of
science, technology, engineering and math.
We are grateful for your time, energy and support.
The FLL program continues to grow at an amazing rate and we hope that you get
some time to talk with the young people here competing today - their passion and
accomplishments are inspiring and give us hope for the future!.
Mark Edelman & Jill Wilker - Playing At Learning
Heidi Buck & Alan LeVezu - Capital District Championship Tournament Directors
Thank you NorCal FLL Sponsors
legoeducation.us
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Technology (US FIRST®) and LEGO®. All rights reserved.
LEGO and the LEGO logo are registered trademarks of the LEGO Group. FIRST LEGO League
(FLL®) and the FLL logo are registered trademarks of US FIRST and the LEGO Group.
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