System Overload Robotics is a Boy Scouts of America Explorer Post chartered by Robot Garden in Livermore, CA. We are a community team with members that span across the Tri-Valley and beyond. We compete in the high school level FIRST Robotics Competition, and our goal is to spread STEM education across the Tri-Valley.
On March 24, 2019, System Overload Robotics officially qualified for the First Robotics World Championships in Houston from April 17th to 20th. Through trials and tribulations, System Overload finally managed to achieve their goal after 4 years, but there is still much to be done. In order to compete at the FRC World Championships, System Overload must not only pay a $5,000 registration fee, but also fundraise in order to purchase new tools, parts, and transport our robot along with organizing transportation and logistics for our team members. If we are not able to make this goal in the next few weeks, we will simply not be able to attend the competition. The payment deadline for World's is Wednesday, March 27, so we are already short on time!
By donating to this campaign, you are supporting the creation of a learning environment that educates students and fosters new ideas, and we are committed to inspiring students through engineering projects and real-life work, such as the First Robotics Competition. For our team, competing in the World's Championships is the realization of that dream, and it would mean, almost literally, the world! For our team members, this team has meant everything to them over the last several months, and it would be a shame for the dream to end here. So let's go to World's and show them what our students are capable of!
Our website is frc6059.com, and we have Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts at @frc6059.
Quotes by team members about the team:
My name is Blanchard Kenfack, lead of Marketing at System Overload Robotics. I have been with the team since my freshman year. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on this team as System Overload has helped me grow as an engineer, businessman, student, and as a person over the last 4 years. I hope to continue on this team and not only watch it succeed, but have a place in ensuring that others are afforded the same opportunity. - Blanchard Kenfack, Senior at Granada High School
I am Anya Worley and I am the second of Marketing and the Safety Supervisor. I played major parts in establishing our safety program, fundraising, social media development, and planning various outreach events. I have learned how to work as a team, how to promote a team with writing updates, and use AutoCAD and SolidWorks. I find enjoyment in challenging myself with designing, writing for the team, and taking pictures. What I find important in this team being able to develop real world skills that help in other that utilize team connection, design, and analysis. This team has taught me how to grow as a person and as a community as I develop friendships that will last me a lifetime. - Anya Worley, Senior at Granada High School
This robotics team has changed my life dramatically. I joined the team System Overload Robotics in 2016 as an 8th grader . Back then, I didn't really know what to do. But after the season was over, I had found that I wanted to go into the field of engineering. Our first year, our team was new and inexperienced, so our goal was to get some knowledge. But we did more than that. We actually went on to the semi-finals out of 49 teams. Overall, this team got me into engineering, but also taught me how to problem solve, work with tools, be safe, explain my thoughts, and most importantly, get things done. - Hardit Singh, Junior at Granada High School