Quick link to Maglev Page (also a menu item to the left) as seen at the 2013 Bay Area Makers Faire (Editor's Choice Blue Ribbon exhibit).
Welcome to the site of the:
2012 FTC Robot Design World Champions!
...yeah, we're just a little proud of that. 

2012 FTC World Championships

The team is back from their most impressive endeavor yet.  After winning the Inspire Award at their qualifying tournament and 2nd Place Inspire Award at the Northern California regionals, the girls won the Robot Design Award at the 2012 FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championships in St. Louis.
The photos above convey the excitement and fun they experienced over a week-long tournament with, and against, 128 other championship teams.  Click here to see additional photos from the tournament, more videos, and their unique robot design.

"Bowled Over!" CAD Model

To see the animation to the right at its highest quality level.  Do the following in order:
  1. Press the play button (right-facing triangle) in the lower left of the control bar.
  2. Press the Change Quality button (looks a bit like a hollow flower) and select 720p HD
  3. Press the Full Screen button (looks like a broken rectangle on far right)
  4. Replay from the beginning (the video is only about 30 seconds long).




Engineering Log

Click on the photo at left to open the girls engineering log.  This photo journal documents every step of their robot's development over the course of their 2011-2012 FTC season.  It also documented the many events at which they presented and demonstrated their robots, and the tournaments in which they competed (except for Worlds).  This would be a valuable resource for new FTC teams to explore to see what a typical FTC season entails. 





Hot News

  • 2012 Google Tech Talk Kjersti and Violet gave their third Google Tech Talk at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California.  Emma was unable to miss school this particular day.   In addition to their traditional ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2012, 7:27 PM by Team Antipodes
  • Antipodes-Coached Team Completes First Season   Violet started an FLL Team, the Sonic Penguins, at Antipodes' old elementary school, Ocean Shore, in Pacifica, CA.  At their first tournament the kids improved their performance by programming additional ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2012, 11:50 AM by Team Antipodes
  • Antipodes-Mentored Team wins International FLL Tournament The Androids, the team Antipodes has mentored since they were known as the Marshmallow Puppies, won the 2012 FLL LEGOLand North American Open.   Click on the photo for the full ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2012, 12:56 PM by Team Antipodes
  • Official 400 Point TOR Video Finally Available The video of the girls' 400 point run at the Northern California "Smart Moves!" FLL Championships is finally available!  Click on the image at left to watch.
    Posted May 29, 2012, 11:03 AM by Team Antipodes
  • New Article in Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning The girls were once again featured in this excellent online journal in their article:  "Designing Winning Robots Requires Passion for Learning Outside the Classroom ".  Here are a few exerpts: "The ...
    Posted May 19, 2012, 1:15 PM by Team Antipodes
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