FIRST, which stands for “For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” is a nonprofit organization founded by Dean Kamen in 1989. Structured around a high-school robotics competition, the FIRST Robotics Competition is much more than just a competition, combining gracious professionalism with technology to create an environment that fosters a deeper appreciation for science and technology. Professional mentors as well as college students...

The 2016 build season is currently in progress. Check back later for more information about the Team 254 robot and the game challenge.

FIRST Stronghold – The Challenge

FIRST Stronghold is the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition game.

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Team 254 had a great 2015 season with our robot Deadlift. We won the Silicon Valley Regional and the Central Valley regional. We were also quarter-finalists in the Championship Carson Division.

Recycle Rush – The Challenge

Recycle Rush is the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition game. More Information can be found on Wikipedia .

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Deadlift – The Robot

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The 2014 season was possibly Team 254’s most successful yet. After an incredible win streak of three regional events, the team went on to win the World Championship, going undefeated through the qualification matches. Along the way, the team won a number of awards and had the opportunity to partner with a number of phenomenal teams.

Aerial Assist – The Challenge

Aerial Assist is the 2014 FIRST...

2013 was a great season for Team 254. The team managed to build a robot which excelled at almost all aspects of Ultimate Ascent, one of the hardest games in FIRST history. The team and its robot Overkill won two regional competitions in the 2013 competition season.

Ultimate Ascent – The Challenge

Ultimate Ascent is the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition game. Teams of three robots each collect...

Team 254 had a great 2012 season with our robot Skyfire.  We won the Silicon Valley regional and were finalists in both the Championship Curie Division and the Central Valley Regional.

Rebound Rumble – The Challenge

Rebound Rumble is the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition game. It is styled similarly to basketball where robots manipulate and shoot 8″ foam baskeballs into four hoops on each side of the...

Team 254 had a spectacular 2011 season with our robot Slipstream, winning the FIRST Championship, the Silicon Valley Regional and the San Diego Regional. The team also won the Industrial Design award at the championship and the Entreprenurship Award for the first time in the team’s history making this Team 254’s most decorated season ever.

Logomotion – The Challenge

Logo Motion is the 2011 FIRST Robotics...

Team 254 had a fantastic 2010 season with our robot Onslaught, winning two regionals and the Archimedes division at the FIRST Championship.

Breakaway – The Challenge

Breakaway is the game for the 2010 FIRST Robotics Competition, announced on January 9, 2010. Robots direct soccer balls into goals, traverse “bumps” in the field, suspend themselves and each other on towers, and/or go through a tunnel located in the...

Team 254 had a great 2009 season with our robot Devastator. We won the Silicon Valley Regional and won two separate Motorola Quality Awards for our robot’s design.

Lunacy – The Challenge

Lunacy is the game for the 2009 FIRST Robotics Competition. The name and some of the features of the game honor the 40th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon (Latin: Luna)....

Team 254 had a spectacular 2008 season with our robot Barricade, winning the Silicon Valley Regional and the San Diego Regional and making it to the division finals at the FIRST Championship.

Overdrive – The Challenge

FIRST Overdrive was the 2008 game for the FIRST Robotics Competition, announced on January 5, 2008. In it, teams competed to complete counterclockwise laps around a central barrier while manipulating large...

Team 254 had a great 2007 season with our robot Raptor, winning the Las Vegas Regional and the Los Angeles Regional.

Rack ‘n Roll – The Challenge

Rack ‘n Roll is the game for the 2007 FIRST Robotics Competition season, announced on January 6, 2007. In it, two alliances of three teams each compete to arrange toroidal game pieces on a central arena element known as ‘The...

Team 254 had a very solid 2006 season with our robot Black Knight, winning the Silicon Valley and Pacific Northwest Regionals and leading our championship alliance to the divisional semifinals.

Aim High – The Challenge

Aim High was the 2006 game for the FIRST Robotics Competition. The competition involved teams competing to gain points by delivering balls into goals and positioning their robots in certain positions on...

Team 254 had one of our best years yet in 2005 with our robot Kara, winning the Silicon Valley Regional and becoming Finalists at the world championship. The team also won quality awards at both of the regionals it attended.

Triple Play – The Challenge

This game was the first to feature three robots per alliance. The primary game pieces were called “Tetras” which are tetrahedra...

2004 was perhaps the best year so far in Team 254’s history. The team won two regionals with its stellar robot, was awarded the Championship Chairman’s Award and was inducted into the FIRST Hall of Fame. 2004 was also a groundbreaking year due to the collaboration between teams 254 and 60, a feat which had never before been done in FIRST.

FIRST Frenzy –...

Team 254 had a solid 2003 season, winning our home regional and taking home awards at both an away regional and at the FIRST Championship with our robot, Mario.

Stack Attack – The Challenge

Stack Attack was the game for the 2003 FIRST Robotics Competition. In Stack Attack, two teams of two robots each attempt to win by moving large Sterilite bins into their zone and arranging...