FRC Team 1678, 'Citrus Circuits Robotics', a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics team, was founded as "EnGen Robotics" in 2004 by Steve Harvey, a math teacher at DaVinci High School in Davis, CA. In 2007, the name was changed to "Citrus Circuits". Since its inception seven years ago, the team has grown to include high school students from Woodland Christian, DaVinci High School, and Davis Senior High School. In the future, Citrus Circuits hopes to expand our team and reach out to elementary school-aged children in our community by establishing a FIRST Jr. Lego League division of the Citrus Circuits.
Citrus Circuits takes part in the FIRST Robotics Competition. They help give high school students experience in the fields of robotics and engineering. They compete each year in the Sacramento regionals for the annual FIRST Robotics Competition. For more information on the team and their robots, visit their website Citrus Circuits.
Become a Sponsor
This option is for businesses and corporations. The expenses most years are generally around $10,000, and likely to go up this season because they plan to compete in two regionals, something they have always wanted to do but never had the funds. Add to this unexpected expenses like going to the Championships, and the team is almost always in need of funding and sponsors. If your company is interested in sponsoring through things like money, parts, mentors- feel free to contact Citrus Circuits at firstname.lastname@example.org. They'll be happy to add you as a sponsor and to see your logo on their t-shirts next year.
Not able to mentor or join the team? No problem! You can help Citrus Circuits by contacting them via email.They are also able to accept donations of equipment, parts and the items they use daily. Below is a list of things that the team uses almost every day. They ask that you please contact them via email (email@example.com) regarding them.
- USB Flashdrives
- Whiteboard Markers
- Soldering Iron and Solder
- Screws (all kinds)
- Bolts (all kinds)
- Metal Stock (Aluminum, Steel, etc.)
- Grinding Wheels (various types)
- Drill Bits
- Binders (1/2" to 2")
- Plastic Sheet Protectors
- Colored Printer
- Pantone Plus Series Color Bridge Uncoated
- Adobe Software Suite
- Microsoft Office Suite
- Wacom Graphics Tablets
- If it's awesome, we need it!
To join the team, feel free to drop by Mr.Harvey's classroom (Room 19) at Da Vinci Charter Academy, the old Valley Oak elementary campus, any Wednesday or Thursday after school, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. They are always accepting high school-aged members (grades 9-12). If you are interested in being a mentor, please contact them by email.
For more robots in town, see the FIRST Robotics Competition.
Do you want to build a robot?! Just wait a year after you see this and hope that Jan (now retired) sponsors the robotics club. hahahahaha classic —StevenDaubert
2007-01-24 10:36:34 we are currently building a robot for FIRST, but Jan was the club supporter, now it is Steve Harvy —DevinCastellucci
2007-01-28 17:57:55 Yeah I figured, the robotics club was always a standing joke in 03' with the tag line of "Do you want to build a robot" they finally got it formed and competing in what, 04 or 05? —StevenDaubert
2007-01-28 18:42:06 it was offically formed in 2004, and the club competed in the 2005 FIRST Robotics Competition, we meet thursdays after school —DevinCastellucci
2007-10-06 21:41:25 Hey guys, i need something to put on the flyers, got any ideas? —JessicaKobold
2007-10-06 21:43:24 And no sarcasm unless you're actually going to contribute. I would love to here it, but not if I end up getting nothing done because of it. —JessicaKobold
2007-10-06 21:44:29 by the way, "Origami Go-Kart"? —JessicaKobold
2007-10-06 22:09:56 Also done with posters for booth and other such fundraising phenomena (literally), all i need is something to put on the flyer, so please try to come up with something. Thanks —JessicaKobold
2007-10-06 22:12:46 And, yes i noticed the typo on one of my earlier messages, i am sorry, apologetic, and remorseful, so there. —JessicaKobold