TACOBOTS ROBOTICS TEAM
2015 FLL CORE VALUES AWARD
Winner of the “Core Values” award at the Niles Qualifier.
2016 FLL Norcal Champions
First place winner at the First Lego League Northern California Championships.
2016 FLL World Championship
Selected to Attend the Prestigious St. Louis FIRST World Championship
2016 FLL ROBOT DESIGN AWARD
Winner of the “Robot Design” award at the Norcal Championship
2016 FTC JUDGES AWARD
Winner of the “Judges Award” at the San Jose Play space qualifier
2017 FLL Invitational
Invited to the prestigious Razorback North America Open Invitational FLL Championship
We are a family of FIRST Robotics Teams based in Fremont, CA. We have both First Lego League Team ( #15821) and First Tech Challenge Team ( #11099)
The Tacobots family was started in Spring of 2015. We were initially an FLL only team and then some of us graduated to FTC.
At this time, we are a group of 16 kids from 5th grade to 7th grade. Seven of us are in First Tech Challenge and nine of us are in First Lego League
We hope you find our website interesting and informative. We also have an old site that you may wish to visit at Clash of Trash.
We're a little wild... after all, we're still kids.
But we work hard, because we want to do the best we can...
...but not too hard, because we're 100% fun!
MEET OUR TEAM
I have been playing with Legos ever since I could understand directions, and now I can show others what I can do with that knowledge.
I am the programmer of the team. I love to joke around and have fun while working with my teammates. I have learnt public speaking, advanced robotics programming, teamwork and cooperation to solve problems through the robotics program.
I am a lego enthusiast. I love building and am constantly amazed at how the same pieces can come together in so many different ways! I am having a blast solving problems and working with my team. We work hard and play hard.
I am one of the programmers on the team. I like to program because doing what adults do is just fun. FLL taught me lots of things, such as, working as a team, programming, and gracious professionalism.
I am the the builder of the team. I like to build and make attachments for the robot. FLL has been inspiring, fun, and educational; and I hope that I continue to learn more in my next few years.
I like to just build off of an original idea or to experiment with something I already made to see how I can fix it. I honestly think that all of my teammates are awesome and are different than me, but also alike.
The Tacobots would like to thank our wonderful sponsors.
Please support these businesses as they have supported us!
We are always looking for additional sponsors. The success of our team and our diverse outreach is dependent on the financial support we receive from our sponsors. We would like you to be one of our sponsors. We also have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, so if you prefer to sponsor us, please contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This FLL season is over and we had a blast! From last summer to now, we have really grown as a team, learned a lot about robotics, and had a lot of fun. The hard work we put in was well worth it. Thank you coaches and parents. See you all next year!
As a part of the FLL outreach program, our team wanted to visit universities and companies that were working in the robotics field. The Tacobots sent out several requests to outreach programs and were lucky enough to be invited by the University of California at Berkeley’s Robotic labs. We were super excited to see research and innovations at[…]
This past Tuesday we received a proclamation from the Mayor of Fremont, Bill Harrison. Thank you, Mayor for recognizing our achievements! Also, thank you Councilwoman Sue Chan for all of your great support and help in finding sponsors for us. Last but not least, special thanks to our sponsors from Republic Services. Republic Services has[…]
Wow! We’ve been getting a lot of press lately, check us out in these news articles: San Jose Mercury News Tri-City Voice Siliconeer The World Journal India Currents We’ve also been working hard on getting sponsorships and donations as we prepare to go to St. Louis. If you or your company would like to help[…]
The Mission San Jose Elementary FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics team Tacobots has won 1st place competing against 43 other teams in the Northern California Championship in Sacramento on Saturday, January 16th. The Tacobots will now advance to the FIRST LEGO League World Festival and FIRST Championship in St. Louis in April 2016. The World[…]
On Saturday, January 16th, the Tacobots competed at the Northern California regionals in Sacramento. There were a total of 44 teams at this competition, representing some of the best FLL teams in Northern California. We were set up in lucky booth #13. We had a pretty good start to[…]
On Saturday, November 21st, we went to the Niles Discovery Church for our very first FLL competition. We did quite well at the event. Our robot had the second highest score. And we won the award for Core Values!
Thanks to Principal Graves, the Tacobots were invited to give a presentation at Mission San Jose Elementary School. We presented our project, “Smart Trash” to a full auditorium.
We Tacobots don’t just sit around and build and program robots all day… we also like to eat tacos!
This year’s FLL challenge is called “Trash Trek”. We received our mat back around the time school started this year. We were very excited to see what challenges lay ahead of us, but little did we know the challenges we faced required many sleepless nights. Nonetheless, all the hard work we put in will pay[…]