Menlo-Atherton Robotics

Doing the Improbable

FRC Team 766 is a high school robotics team based out of Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, California. We're committed to providing a cost-free opportunity for students in our community to develop and explore interests in mechanical engineering, computer programming, product design, project management, and more.

Every year, the team participates in the international FIRST Robotics Competition, in which teams from across the world work to build a fully functioning, 120-pound robot in 8-12 weeks to meet the year's challenge. Along the way, students gain out-of-classroom experience in everything from machining to marketing and forge new friendships based on intellectual curiosity, teamwork, and camaraderie.

Although the goal during the competition season is to build a robot from scratch under a significant time crunch, the ambitions of the M-A Robotics Team extend 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 whichever discipline they choose. The M-A Robotics Team strives to maintain a 50-50 gender balance in an otherwise male-dominated activity. A robust network of mentors provides the positive environment necessary for the extraordinary young members of the team to develop the necessary skills to become leaders in the Bay Area and beyond.
  • Menlo-Atherton Creation
  • Created in 2019
  • Hosted at M-A
  • Expanded to include other schools by the Fall of 2022 (Carlmont)
  • Mechanical M-Ayhem
  • Teaches rookies and new members how to use and operate software and hardware to get prepared for the actual FRC season during the year
  • (somehow emphasize that this is a unique project M-A hosts for its rookies)
  • Similar format to the actual FRC season handed out awards as well as plaques for those who placed in the champion positions
  • December 3rd, 2022 competition day after 10+ weeks of preparation 
  • High turnout of members and teams
  • High diversity
  • Students had to assemble in teams of 6-7 and build their robot from scratch using parts given to them
  • Rookies received help and guidance from veterans and mentors
  • One word picture
    • Collaboration
    • Curiosity
    • Leadership
    • Skillset Building

Mechanical M-Ayhem is a yearly robotics competition hosted at Menlo - Atherton High School where small groups of new robotics members are tasked with creating robots to complete an objective. The goal of Mechanical M- Ayhem, known to club members as the Rookie Games, is to enhance skills of new members and to further develop certain specialties  and allow them to join a variety of subteams down the road.
  • 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, CA, United States