June 11, 2018

Join Us

Our First Tech Challenge robotics team is looking to add members.

Who are we:

Founded in 2015, Team Tacobots (FTC #11099) has been participating in various FIRST Programs. Our accomplishments include:

  • Attended the 2019 FIRST World Festival at Houston & won Motivate award Finalist.
  • FTC Connect award at the 2019 Norcal State Championship
  • FTC Inspire 2nd, Finalist Alliance 1 st Pick at Justin Sienna High, Napa 2019
  • FTC Inspire 2nd, Finalist Alliance Captain and Control Award at Wilcox High, Santa Clara 2019
  • FTC Winning Alliance Captain & Control Award at American High 2018
  • FLL Global Innovation Finalist Award 2017 at San Jose Micron Global Innovation Fair
  • FLL Project Innovation Award 2017 at NorCal State Championship
  • FLL Champions Award 2017 at Qualifier at Napa
  • Attended the FLL Razorback Invitational 2017 at Fayetteville, AR
  • Robot Design Award 2016 at East Bay FLL Championship
  • Attended the 2016 FIRST World Festival in 2016 at St. Louis, MO
  • FLL Champions Award 2015 at Sacramento State Championship
  • FLL Core Value Award 2015 at Niles Qualifier

 

But, our biggest accomplishment is :

Our impact on our community. We are a community focussed team and we view robotics as a way to change the world. As Dean Kamen, the founder of FIRST says: ” We don’t use kids to build robots, we use robots to build kids”

Why FIRST?

  

About FIRST Tech Challenge:

Feel intimidated by robotics or think robotics is not for you?  Fear not…We are looking for a variety of technical and non/semi-technical roles.

Being in an FTC  Team is more than building/programming robots. No startup succeeded by just engineers and programmers.

Prior experience with robotics, especially FIRST,  is preferred but not necessary for these roles.

  • Outreach & Social Media Managers
  • Business/Finance/Fundraising: Would you like to develop skills for running a non-profit org?
  • Engineering notebook  ( Think Editors, Authors, Copywriters)
  • Designer ( Knowledge of CAD necessary)
  • Robot builder
  • Programmer

Time Commitment:

Some roles need more time commitment than others (roughly 6-10 hours per week) during the school year. FTC Competition season runs from August to March. We also meet during offseason(summer break) for skill building.

We are a competitive team. Members will be relied upon by their teammates to participate to the best of their abilities.  They will also need time in the schedule for those periods when extra practices are necessary and when outreach events and other activities come up.  These extra activities are typically foreseen one week to one month or more ahead of time.

Financial Commitment:

It’s not cheap to do robotics. Talk to us and we can discuss if finance is a concern or a barrier.

if you think education is expensive, try ignorance

How to apply

Please fill the google form.  Our team will review and get back to you.

https://forms.gle/8LyruBpPLm119E3R9