Weekly Update 001

Hello fellow Narwhals, This is Jessica and I am a member of the Business division. One of the projects I have been working on over the past couple weeks in addition to the sponsors, grants, and merchandise is starting a blog page for the team website. With the blog, I...

Join us for Narwhal Intro Day 2017!

Mark you calendars, because the school year is approaching quickly, and we are proud to announce this year’s Narwhal Intro Day! The first official FRC meeting of this year is Wednesday, September 6, 2017. On Narwhal Intro Day, new members will get a chance to be introduced to our team...

Catch us at the FIRST Championship in Houston!

With the final regionals wrapping up this week, we thought we’d update you on how we did this competition season. Our most recent regional was the Sacramento Regional, where we faced off with some of the best teams in the FIRST Robotics Competition. We entered the quarterfinals elimination matches pitted...

2017 Build Season Update No. 6

Happy Competition Season fellow saltwater vertebrates! Welp, it’s over. At approximately 8:54 pm last night (2/21/17), our 2017 competition robot was ‘completed’, bagged, and tagged. It now remains encapsulated within, in essence, a multi-gallon ziploc bag until the San Diego Regional in exactly two weeks. As many of you already...

2017 Build Season Update No. 5

Happy Sunday Narwhals! We have had quite the week, as many of you know. In one week we saw: the downfall of an intake, a broken CNC, and a struggle with the gear mechanism. Later in this email will be the mechanical update, accounting for all of these difficulties. We...

2017 Build Season Update No. 4

Hey Narwhals! Hope second semester is treating everyone well! With week 4 over our shoulders, our robot is looking solid - 2 more weeks left (thank god, a few of us are practically living at CCA). A picture of the finalized CAD model and a video showing our current progress...

2017 Build Season Update No. 3

Hello Narwhals! I hope everyone is having a fantastic Sunday, and taking a nice break after finals. Robotics was not particularly busy during Week 4, due to those pesky exams on Thursday and Friday. The robot design is really coming together, and the build team is soon to begin assembly...

2017 Build Season Update No. 2

Greetings my aquatic mammals of action! With Week Two behind our tails and Week Three approaching over the ocean line, we’re well on our way to having a final design solidified. Designs for the climber, the shooter, and the gear mechanism are all solid and their respective prototypes are almost...

2017 Build Season Update No. 1

Hello my 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p1 friends! Week one of build season is about to come to a close, but there’s still a hefty five more remaining. I must say, I am so proud of each and every one of you. Students, parents, and mentors - all of you...

2016 World Championships - Day 5

My name is Louie Z. and I am the lead scout on our travel team. My role is to ensure that we have adequate information on competing teams and synthesizing it into effective counterstrategies. As our trip has come to a close I would like to give a quick reflection...

2016 World Championships - Day 4

My name is Caroline M. and I am the coach of the drive team over here at Team 3128. My job is to plan the strategy for each of our matches, and ensure the drivers understand and complete their task. Our Saturday morning consistented of leaving at 6:45, instead of...

2016 World Championships - Day 3

This is Alex L. and Rory C., and we are on our team’s scouting team. We are responsible for watching matches and recording what teams can do. Friday brought many challenges. The first of which was getting out of bed. For many of us this is the struggle of every...

2016 World Championships - Day 2

Thursday marked the beginning of qualification matches, a series of competitors that would determine which teams would leave each division to compete in Einstein, the final battle for champion of FRC. The day began with pit crew rising early to finish off wiring and assembling the remainder of the robot....

2016 World Championships - Day 1

Hello, it’s Kiran R. and Orson W. We are part of the mechanical/pit crew team. Our job is mainly to get our robot up and running and to make sure that everything is good. Today was mostly a travel day which most of us spent studying for our AP tests....

2016 Las Vegas Regional - Day 5

Hello, I’m Joshua B., also part of the scouting team. We’ve spent the past three days at robotics. I’d like to give you a short summary of our experience. Starting Wednesday after school we set off on our six hour car journey. We stopped for a short while for dinner...

2016 Las Vegas Regional - Day 4

Day Four (Saturday) was an emotional roller coaster! Luckily we all held on to see the whole thing through! Hi, I’m Sam R. and I am our team’s Human Player for this year. This means I am on the Drive Team, the fearsome four responsible for the actual control of...

2016 Las Vegas Regional - Day 3

Hello, my name is Daniel B. I am a part of the scouting team, a tight-knit, if sleep deprived, group. We gather data through watching the various matches and translate it into strategies. The first day of qualifiers is always the most intense for scouts. For most of the day,...

2016 Las Vegas Regional - Day 2

Hey guys, it’s Jannie Y. and Christian C. We are part of the pit crew, the team that primarily fixes the robot whenever anything goes wrong. Everyone expected a calm, non-exciting day when we first unpacked and set up our pit, ready to have a fresh start on our regional....

2016 Las Vegas Regional - Arrival

Just as a quick introduction, my name is Sarah C. I joined the 3128 Aluminum Narwhals FRC regional and travel team this year. My experience so far has consisted of a car ride full of puns and excitement for the Vegas Regional competition ahead. I am looking forward to talking...

Welcome to Team 3128's New Website

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been (rather secretively) moving our website to a new platform. We are proud to announce that the transfer is finally complete! The website is up and running on a modern platform that makes our lives easier and allows us to put more...
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