Congratulations to Culver City High School’s student-run FIRST Robotics Team known as Bagel Bytes Team 702. On March 24, for the first time in the team’s 19-year history, Bagel Bytes won the Regional Championship in Monterey Bay against a competitive field of 36 high schools from across California. As a result, the team has qualified for the FIRST World Championships, which will be held April 17-20 in Houston, Texas.
Due to the sudden and unexpected need to raise funds for this trip, the team has established a Go-Fund-Me site. The team’s goal is to support the work that won it the Regional Championship, cover its travel expenses, and give Culver City High School a chance at competing in the national tournament.
The team learns and applies knowledge and skills in CAD design, electronics, software development, sensors and mechanical engineering. Team members write open-source code, in conjunction with a relatively low-cost camera to allow their robot to move autonomously, while knowing its position on the playing field at all times. This week, the team competed against 36 teams in the Aerospace Valley Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at Eastside High School in Lancaster.