VEX, Clash in the Desert update. Both Friarbot teams made it to the semifinals and unfortunately met head to head. Team A was edged out and Team B went on to win the competition. Another strong showing by both teams. Congratulations! ... See MoreSee Less
It was a busy day with the Friarbots yesterday. Our two VEX teams showed their talents at the Reseda Victory in the Valley VEX competition on Saturday. The teams qualified well and both made it to the playoff semi-finals. Team B made it to the finals and their alliance partner ran into problems and they lost in the finals match. Congratulations to both teams for making it to the playoffs. Now they are preparing to compete next week at Clash in the Desert in Hesperia. ... See MoreSee Less
Today, Team3309 in conjunction with OCRA-Orange County Robotics Alliance and other Orange County FIRST teams met in a workshop to share valuable information so each team can be ready for the 2016 Stronghold FRC season. After great presentations and discussions, the long awaited event began. Four teams, who converted this year's game totes into robots, prepared their ToteBots for competition. The teams raced in time trials and then together in a rally format. It was an exciting event in typical FRC fashion. The Friarbots performed well with Jon Logrippo at the helm and took 1st place in both events taking home the coveted inaugural ToteBot Racing Trophy (see group photo). Congratulations Friarbots! Thanks go to Marina Team 4276 for hosting and developing the ToteBot racing event and also the other participating teams for all the great presentations and discussions. Stay tuned for a report on our VEX team competitions today. ... See MoreSee Less
The Friarbots leadership team presented to Disney cast members this evening in the Team Disney Auditorium at Disneyland. They each presented information to help cast members (potential mentors) understand FIRST Robotics and how it benefits students and the community. The students performed well and were complimented for having excellent presentations. Thanks goes to Dave Wardlaw from Disney and Eileen Kahn, FIRST Senior Mentor for arranging this opportunity for our team. ... See MoreSee Less
Mary StumpCongratulations team 3309! SO VERY Proud of you all!!! People & companies are taking note of all the hard work your team has been putting in over the years! Yay all team 3309 contributors! Keep it going!!!
The Friarbots Team 3309 and Vikings Team 4276 joined forces to demonstrate FIRST Robotics to the excited crowds at SoCal Maker Con in Pomona Saturday. The booth was packed all day with excited kids and their interested parents asking about the fascinating robots. Both teams did a fantastic job at talking with attendees and keeping the buzz active around the booth all day. Thanks and congratulations to both teams on another successful demo. ... See MoreSee Less
The Friarbots introduced future Cornelia Connelly High School girls and their parents to Robotics at the Connelly Open House today. The team representatives did well and there were lots of visitors. Many students were able enjoy operating the robot. Well done Friarbots! ... See MoreSee Less
Frairbots learned about the Design Of Experiments (DOE) process with the help of Mr. Lemus and an associate. Students in small teams used the process on a virtual catapult program and presented their results. Fantastic effort on all their parts. ... See MoreSee Less