Robotics teams compete in their first tournaments of the year November 16, 2023 — by Florence Hu and Ruiyan Zhu The fall has been a busy season for the school’s six VEX robotics teams, who have participated in two tournaments and now have one team 95071X, qualified to compete in the state championship. At their second VEX tournament, hosted in the school gym on Oct. 8, the best among Saratoga’s six teams, 95071X, finished seventh […] read more » SHS and Redwood VEX teams host qualifier tournament November 6, 2023 — by Alec Guan and Beverly Xu After hosting a hectic VEX tournament last year with over 300 participants from 30 teams across the Bay Area, Saratoga High’s and Redwood Middle School’s VEX teams collaborated once again this year to host a regionals qualifier on Oct. 8. Over 450 participants came to the high school’s large and small gyms to compete in […] read more » A look at the nuts and bolts of the robotics teams November 6, 2023 — by Saachi Jain With almost 140 students participating in the school’s two robotics programs, robotics has become one of the most popular activities on campus. The two organizations — the Mechanical Science and Engineering Team (MSET) Robotics Club and the VEX Robotics Club — boast 100 and 40 students respectively, though each has significant differences that many don’t […] read more » Robotics teams grow — and gear up — for new season October 14, 2023 — by Florence Hu and Ruiyan Zhu On Sept. 9, members of over 50 local middle and high school robotics teams crowded closely together on the rows of bleachers at Newark Memorial High School, quietly speculating about the possible explanations for what the shrouded game field covered. As they waited for the 2023-24 NorCal FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) game reveal to begin, […] read more » FRC Robotics team helps bring education to underprivileged girls in rural India October 14, 2023 — by Alec Guan and Beverly Xu The Mechanical Science and Engineering Team’s (MSET) First Robotics Competition (FRC) team sent three student representatives — senior outreach lead Ameya Saund and juniors Sameera Kapur and Beverly Xu — to Shadhika’s “Day of the Girl” event in Palo Alto’s Lucie Stern Community Center on Oct. 14 to deliver stories of girls in India whom […] read more » Despite success through the years, MSET Robotics team strives to upgrade its training September 27, 2023 — by Alec Guan and Beverly Xu Every year, the school’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team — MSET Fish — is flooded with many more applications than it has open positions. Its popularity might be because it has qualified for the FIRST World Championships seven times and won over 20 awards in its 22-year history. But despite its success, many participants still […] read more » Working seven days a week, robotics teams ramp up for upcoming season November 9, 2022 — by Saachi Jain Introduction: Thirty enthusiastic rookie members gathered in the robotics quad on Sept. 10, eagerly awaiting the kickoff of their robotics season. The eager newcomers appeared to be in awe of the organized chaos inside the robotics lab. On a typical work day, Taylor Swift blasts through the in-room speaker system while the whirl of hand […] read more » Robotics teams clash against the world’s best teams in Houston May 30, 2022 — by Nikhil Mathihalli and Daniel Wu The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team, 649 MSET Fish, along with one of the three FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams, 6165 MSET Cuttlefish, competed at the FIRST World Division Tournament at the George R. Brown convention center in Houston. This year marks the sixth time MSET Fish and the second time MSET Cuttlefish have attended […] read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.