Photos by Vadim Kutsyy/Special to the Town Crier
Members of Team 114 Eagle Strike from Los Altos High, above, celebrate after winning last month’s Ventura Regional FIRST robotics competition. The team, below, wheels its student-built robot into the competition area.
Los Altos High School’s robotics team, Team 114 Eagle Strike, celebrated a first-place finish at the Ventura Regional FIRST robotics competition last month and will advance to the national championships in Houston, scheduled April 19-22.
The Los Altos High competitors pitted their student-built robot against 42 other high school teams from across the globe in the steampunk-themed challenge. The nearly 120-pound robot, which took them six weeks to build, program and test, crossed obstacles, climbed a rope and catapulted balls across the competition pit to win.