Posted May 3, 2013
The FRC World Championship in St. Louis marks the end of the 2013 season. Team 254 had a great time competing, and are looking forward to seeing next year’s game!
Thursday: Day 1
On Thursday, students were up bright and early, leaving for the Dome at 5:00. Students waited in line for the event center to open up, as getting to the...Read More
Posted Apr 22, 2013
This past weekend, five of our VEX teams attended the VEX World Championships in Anaheim, California.
Our five teams were distributed among five separate divisions and played ten matches each. Qualification matches began on Thursday afternoon, continuing through all of Friday and concluding on Saturday morning. Our teams met varied levels of success during qualification matches; the level of competition at...Read More
Posted Apr 5, 2013
The 2013 Silicon Valley Regional just finished up, and it was a blast. Only losing one match, the Cheesy Poofs really made their presence known. The Cheesy Poofs hung at the 30 point level in almost every match, being one of two teams to do so. The event was incredible. On Saturday, the Poofs sat with 233, the Pink Team. Both...Read More
Posted Mar 29, 2013
On Wednesday, the team said that if we reached 2540 likes on our Facebook page or 2540 followers on our Twitter Account by April 3rd, a video of the world's fastest 30 point hang would be released. The threshold was met on the Facebook page just a day later on Thursday the 28th.
This is that video.Read More
Posted Mar 16, 2013
This weekend our VEX teams had an excellent showing at the inaugural California State Championships, and ended up winning the tournament.
Five of our seven VEX teams attended State Championships: A, C, D, F, and G. The teams did well throughout the morning and noon in the qualification matches, with several great highlights throughout the day. For instance, C set the...Read More
Posted Mar 12, 2013
After a difficult six-weeks of design and construction, Team 254 wins the San Diego Regional with Alliance Captain Team 987 and Alliance Partner Team 1138.
This past Wednesday, thirty students rode a bus down to San Diego to compete in the annual San Diego Regional (March 7th – March 9th). The team unloaded the bus on Wednesday night and went to the hotel...Read More
Posted Jan 13, 2013
The team is now a week into the short 6 week FIRST Robotics build season. We've made a ton of progress on everything from design and prototyping to field construction and programming. We have built the pyramid from the field drawings and have come up with a ton of concepts for various game challenges, some of which have been tested....Read More
Posted Dec 10, 2012
This past weekend Team 254's seven VEX teams were split between two tournaments, one in Modesto and one in Los Angeles. Teams 254 A, C, and F went down to the CSUN Los Angeles Regional, while Teams 254 B, D, E, and G went to the Central Valley Sack Attack Tournament in Modesto. 254F became an alliance captain at Northridge, and...Read More
Posted Dec 2, 2012
Last Thursday night, Team 254 attended Semiconductor Industry Association’s 35th Annual Awards Dinner, where we met Dean Kamen, spoke about FIRST, and spread the message of STEM.
We were lucky enough to be invited to SIA’s 35th Award Dinner and Reception, where we talked about FIRST, STEM, and the Cheesy Poofs. The event was hosted at the Fairmont Hotel, and gathered...Read More
Posted Nov 17, 2012
Today's Bellarmine VEX tournament was one of the best-run ones in years, and to top it off two of our VEX teams won the tournament.
This was the only tournament this season in which all 7 254 teams were competing, and all of them did extremely well. 254C had an impressive undefeated (6-0-0) record in qualification matches and therefore seeded 1st....Read More
Team 254 is a high-school robotics team from the San Francisco Bay Area. We give students opportunities to experience real-world engineering through competitive robotics and work to spread appreciation of STEM in our community.
FIRST is an international organization which uses competitive robotics as a vehicle for promoting science & technology. FIRST allows high school students to work side by side with professional mentors to learn skills ranging from engineering to marketing, animation and business.
Team 254 currently consists of students from Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, CA although we have had members from other schools in the past. The team was founded by NASA Ames Research Center in fall 1998 at Broadway High School and moved to Bellarmine in fall 2000.
VEX is a mid-level robotics competition targeted toward high-school aged students. It offers the traditional challenge of a FIRST Robotics competition but with a more accessible and affordable robotics kit. The game challenge is different every year, and as such, many aspects change year-to-year.