"Doing the Impossible"
FRC Team 766 is a high school robotics team based out of Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, California. Team 766 provides a cost-free opportunity for students in our community to explore interests in mechanical engineering, computer programming, product design, and project management. Each year, the team participates in the international FIRST Robotics Competition, in which teams from across the world race to build a fully functional 120 pound robot in 6 weeks to meet a new challenge. Along the way, students develop out-of-the classroom experience in everything from machining to marketing, and forge new friendships based on intellectual curiosity, teamwork, and camaraderie. Although the goal in competition season is building a world-class robot from scratch under a significant time crunch, the ambitions of the M-A Robotics team go far beyond excellence on the playing field. Team 766 strives to be a pioneer in promoting diversity in STEM by creating an atmosphere where anyone can contribute -- and learn -- in whatever discipline they choose. M-A Robotics is proud to have a 50-50 gender balance in an otherwise male-dominated activity. A robust network of mentors provides the positive environment necessary for the 30 extraordinary young men and women on the team to develop the necessary skills to become leaders in the Bay Area and beyond.
Menlo-Atherton High School is a public high school located in Atherton, California, a small town located on the Peninsula of the Bay Area. Atherton is roughly equidistant from San Francisco and San Jose, and is near Palo Alto, home to Stanford University. Our robotics team is based at M-A High School where many of the students on our team attend. The school supports us by graciously allowing us a room to work in and have access to the Wood Shop, along with monetary donations.Menlo-Atherton High School:
Google is a large corporation based in Mountain View known for running the largest search engine in the world. Founded in 1998 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in a garage in Menlo Park, California, Google has since become one of the largest companies in the world. Besides the eponymous search engine, Google is known for creating the Android phone operating system and Gmail.Google:
ADI is a global distribution company that distributes security and low voltage products.ADI:
SOLIDWORKS is a 3D CAD design software that is easy to use and allows you to create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS focuses on the ease of use to engineers, designers, and other technology professionals to take advantage of 3D to bring your designs to life.SOLIDWORKS:
Sequoia Union High School District is located in San Mateo County, that our high school, M-A, is a part of. The district encompasses 5 public high schools and 2 charter schools. The other public high schools are Carlmont, Sequoia, and Woodside. Everest and Summit are 2 charter schools which are also part of the district. The Wildhats, FRC Team 100, takes in students from the other high schools in the district.Sequoia Union High School District:
The Brin Wojcicki Foundation was founded by Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google. This organization is primarily a private grant-making foundation, as well as for human services. They also fund a Parkinson's disease organization and many FIRST Robotics teams.The Brin Wojcicki Foundation:
Chipotle is an American chain restaurant that serves mission-style burritos and tacos in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, and France. Founded in 1993 in San Fransisco by Steve Ells. San Fransisco is where Ells had the epiphany of selling mission (San Fransisco) style burritos and tacos. Chipotle's mission statement, Food With Integrity, states that they use naturally grown ingredients and serves more naturally raised meat than any chain restaurant. Chipotle operates over 2,000 restaurants and supports the operation in America's Next Great Restaurant.Chipotle Mexican Grill:
Abbott Fund is a charitable organization which helps the world by funding health care projects and charitable endeavors. It supports everybody from doctors in developing countries to robotics teams like ours to fulfill its mission. Abbott Fund is the philanthropic arm of Abbott Laboratories, a large pharmaceutical company based in Illinois which makes drugs, medical appliances and other products that save lives every day.Abbott Fund:
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, the Mac and Apple Watch. Apple’s three software platforms — iOS, OS X and watchOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.Apple, Inc:
Noah's is a catering company that gave us free breakfast during build season. They sell many different types of items, such as coffee, baked goods, and bagels.Noah's:
The Old Spaghetti Factory is an Italian restaurant that provides the team with lunch and dinner during build season.The Old Spaghetti Factory: