We are a student-run team that applies STEM skills to design, build, and program robots that compete head-to-head with high school robotics teams from around the world.
In 2017, we became a First Robotics World Champion in Houston, TX.
We don't have time to rest though, it's time to build our 2020 robot and we need your help! Generous donations from individual and corporate sponsors are crucial to funding this program. Donations help to cover robot parts, tools, registration fees, and travel to regional and national competitions. Learn more about sponsorship or:
After regular competition season, we competed in multiple off-season events.
- Chezy Champs. This was our second time attending Chezy Champs and our goal was to get our name out there to the California powerhouse teams, and we sure accomplished that. We made it to the quarter finals as the 3rd seeded alliance with our partners Team 1619 Up-A-Creek Robotics and Team 1678 Citrus Circuits. The event's judges took notice of our team's drive and enthralled spirit and presented us with the Judges Award. Our team had an amazing time competing an traveling to San Jose and we can't thank Team 254 The Cheesy Poofs more for inviting us.
- Girls Generation. We performed very well at Girls Gen and appreciated the opportunity to support women in STEM. Our team also saw lots of representation on the events volunteer force; a large percentage of the volunteers at the event were from Ballard. Thank you Team 2046 Bear Metal for hosting the event.
Currently we are preparing for build season and are excited for kickoff on January 4th.
- Mock Build Season. To prepare our new members for the actual 6 week build season in January, we are doing a mock build season based off the 2015 game. We showed new members the original 2015 game video and we are going through all steps from initial ideas to a final product through the same conditions and procedures of the actual build season. This is our primary method of teaching member as it gets them acclimated to our processes before they have to actually perform during build season.
- Kick-off. The 2020 game reveal video will be released on January 4, at 10am. Once the video is streamed it will mark the start of our official build season. Over kick-off weekend the team will meet in our schools library to discuss initial ideas regarding the game such as how we are going about getting the most points and what mechanisms could we use to achieve our goals.
Regards and thank you again for supporting Ballard Viking Robotics