Posted Apr 7, 2014
Drive Team in Eliminations Team 254 rounded out its regional play this past weekend with its annual attendance at the Silicon Valley Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. The team won 10 of its 11 matches in the qualification round, losing match 47 against the top-seeded team, 971, who had gone and continues to go undefeated in […]Read More
Posted Mar 9, 2014
by Jeremy Tanlimco ’15 At the Central Valley Regional First Robotics Competition (FRC), Team 254 earned an outstanding victory. Seeded first place out of 45 total teams and winning 10 out of 11 matches in qualifications, the Cheesy Poofs excelled on the field. At the final tally, we had 490 total assist points (the second-highest […]Read More
Posted Aug 7, 2013
On August 7, several members from our team had the opportunity to participate in NASA’s Diversity Day. As a NASA house team, Team 254 was able to present three robots; Overkill, Skyfire, and Slipstream to NASA engineers and staff who stopped by our booth. Mani Gnanasivam, James Holden, Andrew Torrance, Namit Mishra, Nick Gunady, Jack […]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.