The Central Valley Regional

Our team had a busy few days recently at the Central Valley Regional for FIRST Robotics on March 6-9. From passing inspection at 7:30pm Thursday night (missing practice completely), to somehow winning our first match (THE first match...with everyone watching...which was also our first time the robot EVER ran), to scoring our first ball in our last match Friday...to getting selected to join the top seeded alliance of 1323 & 1678 on Saturday...and then being a part of the highest scoring match in the world of the season for a few weeks)...and then winning our first tournament with our alliance. It was a crazy few days...but we am super proud of the team and our amazing robot...not bad for a bunch of rookies!

Below is a video of our 5th quarterfinal match at the Central Valley Regional. Our Alliance scored 107 points which was the highest point total in FRC for two weeks. At the end of the match you’ll see us be a part of the first triple climb in the 2019 FRC season. It was an honor for us to be a part of alliance!

Quarterfinal 5 - 2019 Central Valley Regional Red (Teams 1678, 1323, 7663) - 107 Blue (Teams 2489, 1967, 701) - 31 https://frc-events.firstinspires.org/2019/CAFR/playoffs/5 Uploaded by MatchLIVE from JK Productions (c) 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition


Central Unified FLL Qualifier

Team 7663 Sleuth Robotics came out to support the elementary and middle school students competing in the Central Unified FLL (FIRST Lego League) qualifier held at Glacier Point middle school. We brought out the “big” robot from Madera (thanks MadTown!) to show the younger Central students what they have look forward to building when they get to high school. For many, it was their first time getting to see an FRC robot in action. Our students didn’t come to just play, they also volunteered their time to help make the event a success. We also had the opportunity to meet Central Board Member Richard Atkins and his wife Jennifer who were serving as Core Values Judges. We were able to demonstrate the robot for them and talk about FRC and our plans for Central High. Richard was impressed with the program and excited to hear that we were based at West Campus.

Congrats to all of the Central Unified teams that qualified to compete at Central California Championships on December 15…Sleuth Robotics will be there!

Welcome to Sleuth Robotics

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Welcome to Sleuth Robotics! We are a rookie FIRST Robotics Championship team from Central High School in Fresno, CA.

What is FIRST? FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” and was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen (inventor of the Segway). The 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

Our students will design, fabricate, and program a robot that will compete against 40+ schools at two regional qualifying events (Fresno and Sacramento). Success at the qualifying events would allow our team to compete at the FIRST Championships in Houston, TX against 400+ schools from around the world. This program will give our students real world, hands-on project based experience that will help give them a leg up on college admissions, scholarships, and their future career.

Watch the video below to learn more about FRC…

We hope you join us for this exciting adventure!