About this project
We are Team 696, aka The Circuit Breakers, the Robotics Team from Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta, CA. We are hard-working, enthusiastic students devoted to creating robots for the purpose of spreading awareness of science and technology-based education. Our team comes together to build a new robot each year. In 2013, we plan to build a robot to participate in two FIRST Regional Competitions: one in Long Beach, CA, and the other in San Bernardino, CA.
Our team strives for excellence in all areas; unfortunately, our California school’s budget limits our ability to attain full robotic perfection, and we are always thankful for additional funding to achieve our goals. By supporting us, you will help fund our official 2013 robot, improvements to our engineering lab, and most importantly, the expansion of mentoring and outreach programs within our community.
What is FIRST?
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) inspires young people to become leaders in science and technology through exciting annual robotics competitions that utilize science, engineering and technology skills. These skills lead to innovation and initiative, as well as foster beneficial lifelong qualities such as self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
Risks and challenges
As per FIRST rules, our team has six weeks to design, build, program, and test our robot for regional competition. If our robot is not completed within these six weeks, we will not be able to make any necessary adjustments immediately prior to competition. However, in prior years, Team 696 has met little difficulty in meeting our six-week deadline, and we can assure that all investments made in our team through Kickstarter will yield their respective rewards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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