Posted Jul 26, 2014
On Saturday, July 26, a few students and mentors demoed both our 2013 robot: Overkill and our T-shirt cannon: Shockwave at the USS Hornet Splashdown event. This event commemorated the 45th Anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. The aircraft carrier, the USS Hornet (CVS-12) was the recovery ship for Apollo 11 and […]Read More
Posted Jul 25, 2014
IRI CompetitionEveryone had a great time at IRI, reconnecting with old friends like 233, 1114, and 2056, meeting new people on different teams, and eating a lot of delicious corn! We went undefeated in our qualifying matches and seeded first, partially due to our powerhouse human player Brandon Wui with his “Jordan” throws into the […]Read More
Posted Jun 14, 2014
On Tuesday, June 10th, Teams 254s, 971 and 1868 met with NASA Ames’ Director Dr. Simon P. Worden, to celebrate the accomplishments of the teams and thank Dr. Worden for the center’s generous sponsorship over the years. The 3 teams were recognized for their success in the FRC, VEX, and Botball competitions this past year […]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.